The Presence of History in Humanistic Sciences
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The presence of history in the arts is (a) an ontic presence (delivering knowledge that humanistic facts are historical); (b) an epistemic presence (delivering knowledge that these facts derive research with historical factor); (c) a pragmatic presence (delivering knowledge that facts shown by historian may be used by those planning and performing operations in 'social technology'); (d) an educational presence (delivering knowledge that these facts are about limits for free shaping of one's life). Escape from history is senseless as regards research and shaping of inter-personal life. A humanist may and should perform his/her research activity as historian and anthropologist, i.e. make insights into the specific, different, and changing as well as into the universal and stable. A humanist becomes a historian and an anthropologist due to proper analysis and interpretation of culture as a space of 'challenges' and 'answers' - a space of social games of 'the ways of prises' and 'the ways of punishments' as well as choosing values and throwing away anti-values.
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