Author: R G Collingwood
Jan Van Der Dussen/
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195671724
The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist, R G Collingwood. In it he examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the twentieth century, and includes his own idea of the nature of history.
Furthermore, this new edition presents Collingwood’s most important lectures on the philosophy of history from manuscripts which have only recently become available. These lectures contain Collingwood’s first comprehensive statement of his philosophy of history and throw valuable light on his other work. Essential for a full understanding of Collingwood’s thought, this new edition is particularly necessary for any valid interpretation of The Idea of History itself.
Professor van der Dussen’s enlightening Introduction explains the background to this improved edition and provides a comprehensive survey of the scholarship of the last fifty years.
The two appendices, now offer readers a more extensive and more systematically argued sample of Collingwood’s earlier views, No-one is better equipped to comment on them than the present editor.
-Professor William Dray, Clio
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ON COLLINGWOOD’S PHILOSOPHY
THE IDEA OF HISTORY
The Idea of a Philosophy of Something, and, in particular, a Philosophy of History (1927)
Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1926)
Outlines of a Philosophy of History (1926)