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Прошлое историка

Historian investigates the past, but this is not a prerogative of historiography, all social sciences have to do with their own past, histories are written (narrated) by theologians, ideologists, writers and all of us. The definition of specific past of historical science presupposes one or another philosophical view of this science, some type of epistemology. In this essay a radically constructivist position is opposed to the doctrine of «presentism».