The philosophies involved in history are generally related to the theoretical attributes of the history. The basic senses are used to distinguish from each other in the historical philosophies include the critical philosophy and the speculative philosophy .The branch of critical philosophy specializes in the history as a subject of academic discipline. It deals with those factors that are related to features of the historical evidences. Apart from that, critical history also deals with the possible degree of objectification of those gathered historical evidences.
The area of speculative philosophy handles the eventual importance along with the significance of events if at all in the course of the entire human history. Along with that, in speculative philosophy there is also the speculation of teleological end that might be possible towards the development. This philosophy is directed to ask such questions, which have the answers related to the purpose, design, directive principle or any kind of finality that the particular event has on the process or eventual course of the human race history.
There is a fine overlap between historiography and the speculative philosophy related to history. This overlap cannot be easily identified which makes the modern historians who are professional as well quite skeptical about this speculative philosophy. However, with some basic understanding it is possible as well. The understanding of a proper unit of studying the past, which can help us to discern broad patterns like progress, cycles, etc. It also deals to the eventual direction of the progress that is identified.