Thursday, January 21, 2010

What is history to me?

History is the past. It is how we got to where we are today. There are several theories of history, but all are presumed to be correct. History opens new doors for the future. As for the past it already created, those doors remain open. Open to study, to observe, and to venerate. In my opinion, history is the greatest thing to study.

4 Theories of History:
1. Linear Theory of History
2. Cyclic history is a theory which dictates that the major forces that motivate human actions return in a cycle.
3. The Hegelian Theory of History: Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis
4. Vortex Theory of History


Hegelian Theory of History
Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis
Event 1: John, strongest kid in class, doesn't tie his shoes + Event 2: John picks on group of kids, bullying them.
Event 3: = John chases the kids, but slips out of his shoe.
Event 1: John sprains his ankle. + Event 2: John gets jumped on the way home from school.
Event 3: John goes to the hospital.
Event 1: John has a broken arm + Event 2: John needs to get surgery
Event 3: John's family doesn't have the money to pay for surgery

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