|The 'uses and abuses' of
||'The past is
always / knocking incessant / Trying to break through / into the
present' - Billy Bragg. A consideration of how the past gives
meaning to the present.
'epistemological fragility' of History.
beginning to believe that nothing can ever be proved... slow, lazy,
sulky, the facts adapt themselves at a pinch to the order I wish to
give them' Antoine Roquentin in Nausea JP Sartre
History and Doing History
used to think that the profession of history, unlike that of, say,
nuclear physics, could at least do no harm. Now I know it can. Our
studies can turn into bomb factories like the workshops in which the
IRA has learned to transform chemical fertilizer into an
is Social Science?
||There is no such thing as society.
Thereare individual men and women and there are families. Margaret
||There's nothing like eavesdropping to
show that the world outside your head is different from the world
inside your head. Thornton Wilder
|Free Will and Determinism
|Experimentation and Alternatives
|Doing Social Science