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What are
Historical Facts?
by: Ever Luv Esquilla
 History has to do with the thought and
action of men and women who lived in the past.
 Historian works in the past; he ...
Historical
Facts
Where is
the
historical
fact?
When is
the
historical
fact?
What is
the
historical
fact?
What is the
Historical Fact?
In December
1897, Aguinaldo
and 25 other
revolutionary
leaders went on
voluntary exile
in Hon...
 Because this simple statement, only a
symbol, is a generalization of many
simple facts and this generalization itself
ca...
What is the
Historical Fact?
The historical fact is
not the past event, but a
symbol, a simple statement
which enables us ...
Where is the
Historical Fact?
The historical fact is
in his mind, or in
somebody’s mind or they
are nowhere.
Ninoy Aquino was assassinated at
the Manila International Airport on 21st
August 1983.
 Ninoy is not being assassinated now
MIA. The actual event is gone forever.
Yet this is precisely the sort of thing the
h...
. In a sense, they are also in the
records, in the sources. But if no one in
this world who could make any meaning
out of...
When is the
Historical Fact?
If the historical fact
is present imaginatively
in someone’s mind, then it
is now a part of t...
Think of the Katipunan
meeting on the 23rd of August
1896 at Pugadlawin.
The image is partly of things done in
the past a...
Historical
Facts The truth is, the actual past is gone; and
the world of history is an intangible
world, created imaginat...
implicatio
ns
1. There is no possibility that
the historian can present in its
entirety any actual
event, even the simplest.
2. The historian cannot
eliminate the personal
equation.
3. No one can profit by
historical research, or not
much, unless he does some for
himself.
4. Every normal person
does know some history.
5. The kind of history that has
most influence upon the life of the
community and the course of
events is the history comm...
THANK YOU !!!
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  1. 1. What are Historical Facts? by: Ever Luv Esquilla
  2. 2.  History has to do with the thought and action of men and women who lived in the past.  Historian works in the past; he explores the past in order to find out what men and women did and though of the past.  His business is to discover and set forth the facts of history.
  3. 3. Historical Facts Where is the historical fact? When is the historical fact? What is the historical fact?
  4. 4. What is the Historical Fact? In December 1897, Aguinaldo and 25 other revolutionary leaders went on voluntary exile in Hong Kong.
  5. 5.  Because this simple statement, only a symbol, is a generalization of many simple facts and this generalization itself cannot be use apart from the wider facts and generalizations which it symbolizes. What he can deal with directly is a statement about the event, a statement which affirms that the fact that the event occurred •.
  6. 6. What is the Historical Fact? The historical fact is not the past event, but a symbol, a simple statement which enables us to recreate it imaginatively. Next
  7. 7. Where is the Historical Fact? The historical fact is in his mind, or in somebody’s mind or they are nowhere.
  8. 8. Ninoy Aquino was assassinated at the Manila International Airport on 21st August 1983.
  9. 9.  Ninoy is not being assassinated now MIA. The actual event is gone forever. Yet this is precisely the sort of thing the historian is concerned with. These vanished realities give place to pale reflection, impalpable images or ideas and this thing that cannot be touched or handled are all that is left of the actual occurrence - the facts.
  10. 10. . In a sense, they are also in the records, in the sources. But if no one in this world who could make any meaning out of it, this would cease to be a historical fact. Historical fact makes a difference only because it is in human minds. Next
  11. 11. When is the Historical Fact? If the historical fact is present imaginatively in someone’s mind, then it is now a part of the present.
  12. 12. Think of the Katipunan meeting on the 23rd of August 1896 at Pugadlawin. The image is partly of things done in the past and partly of things to be done in the future; but it is more or less all in one image now present in the mind. Next
  13. 13. Historical Facts The truth is, the actual past is gone; and the world of history is an intangible world, created imaginatively, and present in our minds.
  14. 14. implicatio ns
  15. 15. 1. There is no possibility that the historian can present in its entirety any actual event, even the simplest.
  16. 16. 2. The historian cannot eliminate the personal equation.
  17. 17. 3. No one can profit by historical research, or not much, unless he does some for himself.
  18. 18. 4. Every normal person does know some history.
  19. 19. 5. The kind of history that has most influence upon the life of the community and the course of events is the history common men carry around in their heads.
  20. 20. THANK YOU !!!

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