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Can we really tell history "as it was"? posted 28 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionCan we really tell history "as it was"? by Grantaire, Moderator

No, we cannot. Even today, it is very difficult to understand the mentality and motivations of someone else- even though you know the times they are living in and thus influence them. To me, that says that we can't truly understand history. History is driven by people, and when we can't really understand them and their motivations, we can't really understand history. view post


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