Why All Historical Accounts are Inevitably Theoretical, but Why Some Accounts are Preferable to Others

Abstract
The Philosophy of History contains a selection of the talks given at the Philosophy of History seminar in the Institute of Historical Research, London, in the period 2000-6. It puts students of the Philosophy of History, historians, teachers of History and anyone else interested in the subject in touch with what is being researched and discussed today at the cutting edge of Philosophy of History studies. With contributions from, among others, Robert Burns, Keith Jenkins, James Connelly, Beverly Southgate, Ellen O'Gorman, Béatrice Han-Pile, Mary Fulbrook, Alun Munslow and Ray Monk.