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Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263938

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.001.0001

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Patrick Lancaster Gardiner 1922–1997

Patrick Lancaster Gardiner 1922–1997

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(p.96) (p.97) (p.98) (p.99) Patrick Lancaster Gardiner 1922–1997
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Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V
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A. E. DENHAM

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0005

Patrick Lancaster Gardiner is best known and most widely esteemed for his work on the nature of historical explanation. By addressing the problem of the limits of objectivity in relation to a variety of philosophical issues, he presciently identified the source of a number of philosophical disputes well before they had properly developed. This was certainly the case in Gardiner's treatment of historical explanation, and it is true also of his later treatment of the claims of the personal versus the impersonal in ethical life.

Keywords:   philosophy of history, historical explanation, biography, obituary

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