Chapter 26. Philosophies of Historiography and the Social Sciences

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Harold Kincaid

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch26

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Kincaid, H. (2008) Philosophies of Historiography and the Social Sciences, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch26

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

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:

  • philosophies of historiography and social sciences;
  • intellectual historiography;
  • philosophy of society;
  • why and when does historiography need social theory;
  • Tucker (2004) - argues that crucial parts of historiography are quite independent of social theory;
  • social theoretic categories - human society is constructed around division of labor and power according to social roles and statuses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Intellectual Historiography

  • Why and When Historiography Needs Social Theory

  • Why and When Does Social Theory Needs Historiography?

  • Conclusion

  • References