Philosophical Underpinnings For Studying History

Did Cleopatra’s Nose, Henry the VIII’s Libido, Richard III’s Horse and Your Ancestors’ Luck Make Crucial Historical Differences?

Exploring Divine Providence, Retribution, Destiny, Predestination, Teleology and Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory or Butterfly Effect

Has Idea of Progress Disappeared? Why Counterfactuals Are So Popular

‘Inevitable’ Triumph of Democracy, Capitalism Now Very Much in Doubt

Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction

Power of Counter-Factual Thinking: From What Might Have Been to What Must Have Been


Great or Bad Man or Woman Theory of History Or How One Person Can Make A Big Difference

Do Great Men and Women Shape History? Or Are We Slaves to Fate, Random Chaos, Divine Providence?

Great Eras of History Are Resistant to Credible Counter-Factuals and ‘Great Men Theory’

Black Swan Theories Become Fashionable

Causality: Without It, History Doesn’t Happen

4 thoughts on “Philosophical Underpinnings For Studying History

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.