Q&A Radio: 29 September 2013, Question 3
I answered a question on studying history on 29 September 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
How should a person approach the study of history? I've always prided myself on being a "student of history" – meaning that I read and think a great deal about the past and try to apply its lessons to the future. Is this a valid approach? Am I missing a bigger picture? Do you have any tips on being a better "student of history"?
My Answer, In Brief: A person can choose from a variety of rational approaches to history, depending on his purpose. Beware of ideologically heavy and overbroad histories, as they'll be impoverished on facts.
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