Historian's Fallacie

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Harper Collins, Dec 30, 1970 - History - 368 pages
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"If one laughs when David Hackett Fischer sits down to play, one will stay to cheer. His book must be read three times: the first in anger, the srcond in laughter, the third in respect....The wisdom is expressed with a certin ruthlessness. Scarcly a major historian escapes unscathed. Ten thousand members of the AmericanHistorical Association will rush to the index and breathe a little easier to find their names absent.
 

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David Fischer’s book Historians' Fallacies: toward a logic of historical thought is one of the most helpful method focused historiographies I have read. It is also one of the most daring. Fischer ... Read full review

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This book is an essential read for anyone considering a career as a historian, or even interested in the historical process and wanting to be able to look at historical writing more critically. I'll ... Read full review

Contents

Fallacies of QuestionFraming
3
Fallacies of Factual Verification
40
Fallacies of Factual Significance
64
Fallacies of Generalization
103
Fallacies of Narration
131
Fallacies of Causation
164
Fallacies of Motivation
187
Fallacies of Composition
216
Fallacies of False Analogy
243
Fallacies of Semantical Distortion
263
Fallacies of Substantive Distraction
282
Conclusion
307
Index
319
Index of Fallacies
337
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