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Are historians ontological realists? An exchange
This is an exchange between Herman Paul and Ethan Kleinberg on Kleinberg's book, Haunting History. The exchange revolves around the question: Are historians 'ontological realists'? That is, do historians generally take the past to be a fixed and immutable object -'definitive, knowable, and stable'? Paul argues that historians do not necessarily hold consistent ontological beliefs. When facing the specter of Derridean deconstructivism, they may well invoke the image of a fixed, immutable past.doi:10.1080/13642529.2018.1530820 fatcat:vrngnzgdbzdxhexctcbp3l5t4a