Haskell: The Nature And Value Of Objection

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According to Haskell the nature and value of objectivity is that objectivity is fairness, you are always seeking the truth. Haskell says that Novick’s views objectivity as neutrality, meaning that historians are neutral. In reality historians are never neutral and always have biased towards a story, which means they have never been objective. The value of objectivity for Haskell is it is necessary for the historical profession. Haskell believes that has a society, if we don’t believe there is a truth then we will constantly have conflicts. In order to be objective, Haskell believes you have to be able to be ascetic and detachment from your own personal bias and deny yourself. In the conclusion Haskell discusses historians that aren’t objective,
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