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A Brief Analysis on Historian Judging Criteria

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DOI: 10.25236/icfmhss.2021.011


Fujie Zhang

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Fujie Zhang


Nowadays, the word “Presentism” frequently appears in our field of vision. No matter literary works or historical figures, many people tend to judge people and things in the past by the present standards. With the passage of time and the evolution of history, human moral standards have already changed. However, some people still habitually use the present moral standards to evaluate the past, and there are many controversies about this issue. Can we look at the past with the present? My answer is no. We should analyze specific problems and examine historical events in the context of a specific era, so as to realize things correctly. This article will prove this point from many angles.


Presentism, Sociality, Historicity