Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-274) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 The eternal and the ephemeral part PART I The law-seekers chapter 2 What are laws, and where can we find them? chapter 3 Metaphysical historicism from Hesiod to Toynbee chapter 4 Positive historicism from Comte to Rostow chapter 5 The poverty or perversion of historicism? chapter 6 If history has laws, why haven�t they been discovered? part PART II The laws chapter 7 If history has laws, how would we recognize them? chapter 8 The laws of societal dynamics chapter 9 The laws of historical change chapter 10 The laws of institutional change chapter 11 The hidden wealth of historicism.