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Author Johnson, Peter

Title Collingwood's the idea of history : a reader's guide / Peter Johnson
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 175 pages)
Series Reader's guides
Continuum reader's guides.
Contents FC; Half title; Bloomsbury Reader's Guides; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Text; Prologue; Abbreviations; Introduction; A note about reading; 1 Background to the text; Text; Contex; Development; Collingwood's idea of history: structural features; 2 Collingwood's great discovery: The autonomy of history; Realism; History -- is it art or science?; The autonomy of history; History and human purpose; The inside/outside theory; Human history; What and why; Re-enactment; Inference; History and imagination; History and self-knowledge; Conclusion; 3 Arguing with Collingwood (I)
The problem of re-enactmentThe problem of imagination in history; The problem of historical evidence; The problem of historical inference; The logic of question and answer; 4 Arguing with Collingwood (II); Past, present and future; The limits of history: thoughts and feelings; Past lives; Facts and fictions; History, politics and progress; 5 Receptions and reactions; Reception; Reviews; Reactions; Influences and affinities; Conclusion; Glossary; Further reading; Index
Summary The Idea of History is the best known work of the Oxford philosopher and historian RG Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946 it is, in effect, two books: a historiography and a philosophy of history. Students look to Collingwood for a history of thinking about history, and to discover his ideas about the nature of historical understanding. It is an indispensable text for historians and philosophers yet it is also highly challenging and many of Collingwood's innovations have been seriously misunderstood. The primary focus of this book is on Collingwood's actual arguments, especially the mo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George), 1889-1943. Idea of history
Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George), 1889-1943 -- Criticism and interpretation
Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George), 1889-1943
History -- Philosophy.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
History -- Philosophy
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441121141