Essays in Political Philosophy by R. G. Collingwood

Essays in Political Philosophy

byR. G. CollingwoodEditorDavid Boucher

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This book brings together for the first time R. G. Collingwood's political and related writings, in which he places political action in the context of action as a whole and addresses the substantive social and political issues - in particular Nazism and Fascism - which he perceived as a threatto European civilization. This is the first time that substantial philosophical arguments from the unpublished manuscripts have been reproduced since Malcolm Knox edited the posthumously published Idea of History.

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The late R.G. Collingwood was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Oxford University. David Boucher is at University College, Swansea.
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Title:Essays in Political PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198235666

ISBN - 13:9780198235668

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One: Political activity and the forms of practical reasonEditor's commentsEconomics as a philosophical scienceGoodness, caprice, and utilityPolitical actionPolitics (1929)Politics (1933)Punishment and forgivenessPunishmentMonks and moralsDutyPart Two: Civilization and its enemiesEditor's commentsThe present need of a philosophyThe rules of lifeTranslator's prefaceModern politicsFacism and NazismThe utilitarian civilizationThe Prussian philosophyThe three laws of politicsPreface to The New LeviathanAppendix one: Truth and contradictionAppendix two: Letters to T. M. Knox from R. G. CollingwoodIndex

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'The selection of essays in Essays in Political Philosophy is a valuable resource for scholars interested in Collingwood or the British idealists in general. It is preceded by a clear and helpful introduction from Boucher.'Lawrence Wilde, Radical Philosophy, No 57, 1991