Pure and Simple Truth

Sat Jun 14 10:10:17 2008

“Historical truths are never pure, and rarely simple.” David Hackett Fischer, Historians’ Fallacies (p.40)

I don’t think Fischer expects us to discover abstract and universal truth in history. His argument is for improved rigor. This should improve and clarify our results but never completely resolve them.

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~ by severalfourmany on June 14, 2008.

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