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Ebook An Autobiography by R.G. Collingwood read! Book Title: An Autobiography
The author of the book: R.G. Collingwood
ISBN: 0198246943
ISBN 13: 9780198246947
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.96 MB
Edition: OUP Oxford
Date of issue: December 9th 1982

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Ostensibly an autobiography, this is actually an account of the philosopher R. G. Collingwood's intellectual life. Seeing him (quickly) through his Kant-browsing childhood, it focuses principally on his 20s and 30s - presumably the period that he felt was most crucial in the development of his thinking. His ideas about meaning (it's all about context and the question that a proposition is answering), history (necessary if one is to think about the context of a philosopher's thought) and 'realism' (wrong) are outlined. His feelings about moral degeneration in the aftermath of the great war and with world war two imminent are expressed. Very readable but only recommended for those with a particular interest in the history of ideas.

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Ebook An Autobiography read Online! Robin George Collingwood was an English philosopher and historian. Collingwood was a fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, for some 15 years until becoming the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Magdalen College, Oxford.


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