Historical reality and the validity of the historical phenomenon

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The fundamental problem of philosophy of history is that of the object of historical knowledge as a historical reality, understood as "something that was in fact" does not exist. Historical actuality, as something that affects the historical consciousness of modernity, and the really-existing past do not match. This mismatch causes a paradoxical phenomenon: the variability of the past. But it is at the same time means that the activity of the historian to interpret the "footprints" of the past change the historical actuality, and its results, thus, have themselves become "signs" and require further interpretation. In addition, the reality and the reality of the historical converge at the point "now", which must be understood as the co-existence of history and the historian. In this co-existence and should seek the existential foundation of history.

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O V Gerasimov

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