Studies on Collingwood, History and Civilization by Jan Van Der DussenStudies on Collingwood, History and Civilization by Jan Van Der Dussen

Studies on Collingwood, History and Civilization

byJan Van Der Dussen

Hardcover | November 13, 2015

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This volume is divided into three parts. The first explores various aspects of Collingwood's philosophy of history, offering a follow-up to themes discussed in the author's revised edition of History as a Science. The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood(Springer, 2012). After a general introduction to Collingwood's philosophy of history, his manuscript The Principles of History of 1939 is discussed. This manuscript was considered 'lost' for some time but has been rediscovered in 1995. Other topics dealt with are Collingwood's philosophy of history in the year of his An Autobiography(1939), the philosophical context of his re-enactment theory, his views on the notions of process, progress, and civilization, as well as his unusual claim that history is a science. The following four essays of the second part deal with various aspects relating to the study of history and historiography. As regards the latter subject, attention is paid to the works of Herodotus and Toynbee, who correspond in having a wide scope and having been under debate. With respect to the study of history, the crucial notion of evidence is addressed, while a critical appraisal is made of the way the idea of a 'real' past is dealt with by Ankersmit. The third part of the volume discusses issues related to Western civilization and culture, and topics that are of global relevance. Both are dealt with from a historical and philosophical perspective. The first two essays focus on the rupture that occurred in Europe since the end of the eighteenth century as regards the relationship between past, present, and future, resulting in a loss of historical consciousness, and feelings of disorientation and crisis. The last three essays address the global issues of the responsibility for future generations and universal human rights, as well as the more general theme of the relationship between the West and the non-Western world.
Jan van der Dussen did a master's in both history and philosophy (1966, 1970) at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), and a PhD in philosophy at the same university in 1980. In 1969-1970 he studied at York University (Toronto) on a scholarship of the Canada Council. In 1983 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago ...
Title:Studies on Collingwood, History and CivilizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:386 pagesPublished:November 13, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An introduction to Collingwood's philosophy of history.- Chapter 2. Collingwood's 'lost' manuscript of The Principles of History.- Chapter 3. Collingwood's philosophy of history in the year of his An Autobiography.- Chapter 4. The philosophical context of Collingwood's re-enactment theory.- Chapter 5. Collingwood on the ideas of process, progress and civilization.-Chapter 6. Collingwood's claim that history is a science.- Chapter 7. Herodotus as pater historiae.- Chapter 8. Toynbee and his critics.- Chapter 9. The historian and his evidence.- Chapter 10. Historical consciousness in crisis.- Chapter 11. Time in perspective: The search for orientation in history.- Chapter 12. Civilization at issue. On the (in)equivalence of cultures and civilizations.- Chapter 13. Responsibility for future generations.- Chapter 14. The lasting debate on human rights.- Chapter 15. On sublime historical experience.- Chapter 16. The West and the Rest.