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How things might have been

Penelope Mackie

How things might have been

individuals, kinds, and essential properties

by Penelope Mackie

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Published by Clarendon Press, Published in the United States by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Essentialism (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-205) and index

    StatementPenelope Mackie
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB105.E65 M33 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 212 p. :
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17200160M
    ISBN 100199272204
    LC Control Number2006008585

    Fascinating look at a lot of turning points in history, and how things might have been different if they had turned differently. flag Like see review Shannon rated it liked it/5.   From the Introduction to ""What Might Have Been: Volume I" that the first example of what we know call "alternative history" (the genre formerly and also known as "parahistory," "metahistory," and "uchronia") was invented in by Louis-Napoleon Geoggroy-Chanteau's "Napoleon and the Conquest of the World, " that told how Napoleon's decision not to stay in Moscow as winter drew near 4/5(3).

    What Ifs? of American History, subtitled Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been, is a collection of seventeen essays dealing with counterfactual history regarding the United States. It was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in , ISBN , and this book as well as its two predecessors, What If? and What If? 2, were edited by Robert CowleyEditor: Robert Cowley. *A re-edit of What if* Book 1 in the series. This is what might have been if Harry never went to the Dursley's and other things thrown in that have been thrown in for an adventure of a life time and with features of the previous generation that give everything a really twist.

    In "What Might Have Been," editor Andrew Roberts and other first-rate historians such as Antonia Fraser, Conrad Black, and Amanda Foreman offer a dozen counterfactuals covering some of the biggest events in world history since the sixteenth century--included are essays on the English Civil War, the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil /5(22). This article appeared in the Books and arts section of the print edition under the headline "Things that might have been" Reuse this content The Trust Project More from Books and arts.


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At their worst, these books may seem like an empty exercise in world building.