Chapter 8. Historiographic Counterfactuals

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Elazar Weinryb

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch8

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Weinryb, E. (2009) Historiographic Counterfactuals, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Open University of Israel, Israel

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:

  • counterfactual character of historiography;
  • use of metahistoriographic counterfactuals;
  • metaphysical preliminaries;
  • historiographic counterfactuals;
  • causal counterfactual analysis in historiography;
  • counterfactuals and practical reasoning;
  • science and counterfactuals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Counterfactual Character of Historiography

  • Understanding

  • Metaphysical Preliminaries

  • Causal Counterfactual Analysis in Historiography

  • Counterfactuals and Practical Reasoning

  • Science and Counterfactuals

  • References

  • Further Reading