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History: History is the study of the past, especially the people, events, and trends that have shaped our world. This is about the part of the past that was determined and experienced by consciousness. See also Historiography, Culture.
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Ernst Mayr on History - Dictionary of Arguments

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E. M. Carr (Humanist)(1961)(1) Five Differences between history and science:
1. History: is pecial, science: general
2. History does not teach lessons
3. History, unlike science, makes no predictions.
4. History is subjective, science: objective.
5. History, unlike science, also touches religious and moral questions.
>Historiography
, >Science, >Prediction, >Subjectivity,
>Objectivity, >Religion, >Morality, >Ethics.

1. E. H. Carr (1961). What is History? London: MacMillan.

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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Mayr I
Ernst Mayr
This is Biology, Cambridge/MA 1997
German Edition:
Das ist Biologie Heidelberg 1998


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