R. G. Collingwood: An Autobiography and other writings: with essays on Collingwoods life and work

Hardcover | January 12, 2014

EditorDavid Boucher, Teresa Smith

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This volume presents a many-faceted view of the Oxford philosopher R. G. Collingwood. At its centre is his Autobiography, published in 1939, which has the status of a cult classic for its compelling "story of his thought". Collingwood's work has enjoyed renewed attention in recent years, withnew editions of his great philosophical works. This volume republishes the Autobiography alongside a previously unpublished account by Collingwood of a journey to the East Indies in 1938-1939. These writings are accompanied by eleven specially written essays. Several of these examine aspects ofCollingwood's life - not just the Autobiography, but what he doesn't discuss in that work, from his childhood to his professorship at Oxford. And the essays also examine aspects of his work on philosophy, politics, history, and archaeology, in the context of his life.

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This volume presents a many-faceted view of the Oxford philosopher R. G. Collingwood. At its centre is his Autobiography, published in 1939, which has the status of a cult classic for its compelling "story of his thought". Collingwood's work has enjoyed renewed attention in recent years, withnew editions of his great philosophical wor...

David Boucher is Head of the School of European Languages, Translation, and Politics, and Dean of the School of Lifelong Learning at Cardiff University. He has been Chairman of the Collingwood Society since 1993 and has published widely on all aspects of Collingwood's thought. His most recent books are The Limits of Ethics in Internati...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:January 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on ContributorsAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsDavid Boucher and Teresa Smith: Introduction: The Biography of An AutobiographyPart I: R. G. Collingwood, An AutobiographyCommentaries1. Teresa Smith: Collingwood's Childhood: Habits of Thought2. James Patrick: The Oxford Man3. Michael Beaney: Collingwood's Critique of Oxbridge Realism4. Tony Birley: Collingwood as Archaeologist and Historian5. Jan van der Dussen: Collingwood's Philosophy of History in the Year of his Autobiography6. Bruce Haddock: The Historicity of Thought7. Rex Martin: From Method to Metaphysics8. David Boucher: Collingwood and European Liberalism9. James Connelly: Collingwood Controversies10. Philip Smallwood: The Autobiography as LiteraturePart II: R. G. Collingwood, Log of a Journey in the East Indies, 1938-1939CommentaryWendy James: A Philosopher's Journey: Collingwood's voyage to the East Indies 1938-39, and its relation to An Autobiography and other writingsR. G. Collingwood, A letter from Bali to his sister Barbara Gnosspelius, 23 December 1938