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pattisapu · 2017-11-08 · Original thread
If you ever have a chance, I strongly recommend David Hackett Fischer's _Historians' Fallacies_:

What historians have had to figure out, and sometimes learn the hard way -- these are lessons that over the centuries we have found deep-rooted needs to listen to . . . it's not just about writing history -- it's about thinking . . .

mspeiser · 2008-09-02 · Original thread
I agree that social science is different from the physical sciences, but that's not an excuse for the cargo cult science that dominates the field. Read Historians' Fallacies for a view of how the social sciences should approach their work. (

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