R. G. Collingwood

978-1-85506-531-4
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preface by Ray Monk, 176 pages, abbreviations, notes, Bristol Introductions

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R. G. Collingwood

An Introduction

Johnson, Peter

Why should modern philosophers read the works of R. G. Collingwood? His ideas are often thought difficult to locate the main lines of development taken by twentieth- century philosophy. Some have read Collingwood as anticipating the later Wittgenstein; others have concentrated exclusively on the internal coherence of his thought. This work aims to introduce Collingwood to contemporary students of philosophy through direct engagement with his arguments. It is a conversation with Collingwood that takes as its subject matter the topics that interested him – philosophy and method, the historical imagination, art and expression, action, metaphysics and life – and which still preoccupy us today.