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  1. Negotiating Historical Narratives: An Epistemology of History for History Education.Jon A. Levisohn - 2010 - Philosophy of Education 44 (1):1-21.
    Historians typically tell stories about the past, but how are we to understand the epistemic status of those narratives? This problem is particularly pressing for history education, which seeks guidance not only on the question of which narrative to teach but also more fundamentally on the question of the goals of instruction in history. This article explores the nature of historical narrative, first, by engaging with the seminal work of Hayden White, and second, by developing the critique of White by (...)
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  • Louis Mink, “Postmodernism”, and the Vocation of Historiography.Samuel James - 2010 - Modern Intellectual History 7 (1):151-184.
    This essay reconstructs the intellectual development of the philosopher of history Louis O. Mink Jr, in order to illuminate the philosophical background to in American historical epistemology. From around 1970, Mink was a prominent and influential defender of the view that historical narratives were imaginative constructions rather than representations of past actuality. This has since been understood as a characteristically postmodern view. Mink's wider sensibility, however, is better described as modernist than postmodernist. The crucial context for his philosophy was a (...)
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