The problematic of facts and events

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Review of The History of the Modern Fact by Mary Poovey
Reviewed by Laurent Dobuzinskis, October 1999. In this captivating book, Mary Poovey retraces the history of an “epistemological unit.” Poovey suggests that none of the solutions proposed to the problem of induction have proven to be satisfactory.
A deconstruction of event
By Haines Brown, 22 November 2006. A commentary on an important concept in historiography that is dangerously ambivalent and is a frequent source of difficulty. The problem arises when we elevate the convenience of event to the dignity a basic conceptual tool that is useful for explanation. For that purpose the event altogether fails us.