R.G. Collingwood

Collingwood, Robin George

Robin George Collingwood, 1889–1943, English philosopher and historian. From 1908 he was associated with Oxford as student, fellow, lecturer in history, and professor of philosophy. Collingwood believed that philosophy should be rooted in history rather than in formal science, and he attempted to correlate creative endeavor with historical experience rather than to sensation. He was also significant as a historian. In Roman Britain (1936) and in some 150 monographs he brilliantly reconstructed that ancient era from his study of coins and inscriptions. For his philosophical thought, see Speculum Mentis (1924), An Essay on Philosophic Method (1933), Principles of Art (1938), and The Idea of History (1946).

See studies by A. Donagan (1962, repr. 1986), M. Kraus, ed. (1972), and L. O. Mink (1987).

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R.G. Collingwood: Selected full-text books and articles

History Man: The Life of R. G. Collingwood
Fred Inglis.
Princeton University Press, 2009
History as Re-Enactment: R.G. Collingwood's Idea of History
William H. Dray.
Oxford University Press, 1999
The Later Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood
Alan Donagan.
Clarendon Press, 1962
R. G. Collingwood
E. W. F. Tomlin.
Longmans, Green, 1953
An Autobiography
R. G. Collingwood.
Oxford University Press, 1939
The Idea of History
R. G. Collingwood; J. Van Der Dussen.
Oxford University Press, 1994 (Revised edition)
An Essay on Philosophical Method
R. G. Collingwood.
Clarendon Press, 1933
The Idea of Nature
R. G. Collingwood.
Clarendon Press, 1945
Essays in Political Philosophy
R. G. Collingwood; David Boucher.
Clarendon Press, 1995
The New Leviathan; Or, Man, Society, Civilization and Barbarism
R. G. Collingwood.
Clarendon Press, 1942
Roman Britain and the English Settlements
R. G. Collingwood; J. N. L. Myres.
Biblo and Tannen, 1990
Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences
Hans Herbert Kögler; Karsten R. Stueber.
Westview Press, 2000
Collingwood and the Metaphysics of Experience
Giuseppina D’oro.
Routledge, 2002
The Role of the Reader in Collingswood's Philosophy of History
Schaub, Melissa.
CLIO, Vol. 27, No. 3, Spring 1998
The Autonomy of Literature
Richard Lansdown.
Macmillan, 2001
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