Historical Causation: Is One Thing More Important Than Another?

Branch Lecture Podcast

By Prof. Steve Rigby, Professor of Medieval Social and Economic History at the University of Manchester, published 15th December 2010


Professor Steve Rigby, recently retired from the University of Manchester, delivered ‘Historical Causation: Is One Thing More Important Than Another?' to the Bolton Branch of the Historical Association on 29th November 2010.  His lecture gives a fascinating introduction to the philosophy of historical causation, looking at the views of Marxist and non-Marxist historians, and those of John Stuart Mill.  It also addresses the implications of theories of historical causation on the way history is taught to students

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