Andre asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Does all History have causes to explain it?

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  • 1 month ago

    History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation")[2] is the study of the past.[3][4] Events occurring before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory. "History" is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Historians place the past in context using historical sources such as written documents, oral accounts, ecological markers, and material objects including art and artifacts.[5]

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    All history has causes.

    Everything has causes. (Note the plural)

    Whether they can all be pinpointed and explained is doubtful.

  • ree
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    The word "explanation" lends itself to much potential uncertainty. If there was Atlantis ... where is it? What caused it's demise? Anyone can offer a speculative opinion as an explanation. I've read plenty of history that is left open ended w/ explanation unknown or perhaps some guesses are offered. History has countless mysteries.

  • 1 month ago

    If you look in the right place, yes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's all history is - cause and effect. 

    But always important to keep in mind, history is written by the victors. 

  • 1465
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    (Isaac) Newton's 3rd Law: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".

    While this specifically referred to as "the law of motion". the concept extends to all other spheres of physics - there is a reason for everything that happens.

    Causes may be insignificant in many cases, but when you're talking about events that were important enough to warrant their own place in the history books, there would have been discernable causes as well.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ultimately it does. Even random events will have some cause even if it isn't apparent, or even rational. Some things will happen by coincidence, other things will be contingent on other things occurring first or in combination. 

  • 1 month ago

    I'm not sure what you mean.

    History is full of human beings doing stuff. How do you explain all of the things that human beings do?

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