PHIL 3712 Philosophy of History
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 47.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Philosophical problems involved in the study of history. Nature of historical knowledge and of explanation in history. Concept of progress in history. Historical inevitability. Meaning of history. Place of moral judgments in historical writing. Vico, Hegel, Marx, Tolstoy, Collingwood, Toynbee, Hempel, Berlin, Popper.
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or Core Studies 10 or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1].