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Description: Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
ONE IMPLICATION of all this is that, given such odd objects of explanation, the relation of the art historian to historical method is likely to be a Bohemian one. The theory of historical explanation has tended to divide into two camps — the nomological (or nomothetic) and the teleological (or idiographic). On one side the nomological people argue that it is possible, at least in principle, to explain historical human actions within quite strictly causal terms as examples covered by general laws …
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Related print edition pages: pp.12-40

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