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Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 47, Issue 1, 2016

Ю.А. Никифоров
Pages 46-49
DOI: 10.5840/eps201647128

On Time, Eternity and History

The author analyses some problems discussed in the article of Vadim Mezhuev. He discusses the ways in which historians deal with their own scientific problems in the light of philosophical problems of sciences. According to Yu. Nikiforov, a philosopher can always talk about the future which is yet to come; a historian sees the future through the present of the processes which she describes. The author argues that a reconstruction of the past is always based on the knowledge of the present.

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