Chapter 22. Ethics and the Writing of Historiography

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Jonathan Gorman

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch22

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Gorman, J. (2008) Ethics and the Writing of Historiography, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • ethics and the writing of historiography;
  • factual historiography;
  • historians tracing moral features and concerns of past times;
  • fact-value distinction - accepted by many philosophers and historians;
  • moral use of historiography - explicitly recognized since historiographic parts of the Bible through the tradition of historia sacra;
  • Acton's main historiographic project - to present the progressive, triumphal, history of liberty

Summary

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