Can There Be a Credible Philosophy of History?
Keywords:history, historiography, historical research, historical text, philosophy of history, credibility, metahistory, discipline
A lot of different historical issues were discussed during many centuries. As a result, the philosophy of history was established as an independent academic discipline. However, nowadays there are so many philosophies of history that we have to ask ourselves where this development leads us to, and whether they have anything positive to give to science. The question is as follows: “Can there be a credible philosophy of history?”. Nevertheless, we still need to find out the significance of its credibility. To perform this task, we need to examine the very concept of the philosophy of history and to study the history of the philosophy of history.
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