Chapter 5. Historians and Philosophy of Historiography

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. John Zammito

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch5

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Zammito, J. (2008) Historians and Philosophy of Historiography, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Rice University, 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:

  • philosophy of historiography;
  • practicing historians and challenge of philosophy;
  • a perennial crisis - when “historiography” faces “philosophy”;
  • poststructuralist/postmodernist challenge;
  • historians and philosophy of historiography

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Perennial Crisis? When “Historiography” Faces “Philosophy”

  • The Poststructuralist/Postmodernist Challenge

  • Practicing Historians and the Challenge of Philosophy

  • Concluding Comment

  • References