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The Role of Cliometrics in History and Economics

Claude Diebolt

Claude Diebolt is Research Professor of Economics, specializing in Cliometrics, at the University of Strasbourg, France Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Haupert

Michael Haupert is Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction In 2019, Diebolt and Haupert (2019a), in a response to the question of whether economic history had been assimilated by the economics discipline, argued that rather than assimilation, economic history resembled a ninja, and had...

Counterfactual History

lkka Lähteenmäki

Ilkka Lähteenmäki is Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction Counterfactual history is about what did not happen. It is an exploration of non-actualized scenarios in an attempt to understand what in fact happened in the past. In their most simple form, counterfactual statements...

Causality

Eugen Zeleňák

Eugen Zeleňák is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction There seems to be an agreement among historians and theorists of history that history is not only about describing but also, more importantly, about explaining past events. Historical works do not just specify information about...

Contingency

Yemima Ben-Menahem

Yemima Ben-Menahem is Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Recall Tolstoy’s celebrated novel Anna Karenina. The passionate love affair between Karenina and Count Vronsky begins when they first see each other at the train station and ends tragically with Karenina’s suicide. The former...