In literary and historical analysis, presentism is the anachronistic introduction of
present-day ideas and perspectives into depictions or interpretations of the past.
Some modern historians seek to...
Cross-checking sources against other evidence. However, there's no 'patent
recipe' for dealing with problems of bias in sources.
We often say that great figures make history, but in truth historians make history.
..... All teachers, as they address students, are secondary sources. ... However,
even if we cannot or should not try to eradicate bias, we can discipline it when we
and you try and make reasonable inferences based on those sources. You do
your best to ... are not teaching. In this case, I doubt historians account for it at all.
Feb 18, 2007 ... Fourth, often historians are interested in piecing together the human .... who
attempt to explain some large features of human history on the basis of a few ....
Philosophical reasoning by itself cannot be a source of substantive ... Or are
forms of bias, omission, selection, and interpretation such as to make all ...
Yet beyond merely listing the events in chronological order, historians try to
discover ... really happened, historians compare stories from a wide variety of
sources, ... interprets the past; these biased interpretations are repeated and
circulated as ... however, it is then often useful to go back and re-address past
abuses, either ...
Annual address of the president of the American Historical Association, delivered
... For all practical purposes history is, for us and for the time being, what we ....
He does what any historian would do: he does a bit of historical research in the
sources. ... I have tried to reduce history to its lowest terms, first by defining it as...
Who is the most influential historian in America? Could it be Pulitzer .... It is the all
-purpose explanation of every subject that Zinn covers. On other hand, why ...
For instance, no historian or historical source reveals the full and unvarnished ...
As many a policeman will assert who has tried to determine from several ... like
all human enterprises, particularly susceptible to bias, self-righteousness, pride,
..... or at least certain historical truths, if we address the data intelligently and in...
Mar 18, 2016 ... One prominent physicist who objects to the historians' modus operandi is ... in the
world did not know how to address the mysteries of nature,” he said. ... Try
Burke's companion books to the the various television series, .... In scientific
advances there's a mixture of biases and open objective ...... Sour...