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The idea of history

Author: R G Collingwood; T M Knox
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1946.
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Based on lectures written in 1936 on the philosophy of history.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collingwood, R.G. (Robin George), 1889-1943.
Idea of history.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1946
(OCoLC)909279312
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Collingwood; T M Knox
ISBN: 0198241194 9780198241195
OCLC Number: 392272
Notes: Based on lectures written in 1936 on the philosophy of history. cf. Editor's preface signed: T.M. Knox.
Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 339 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The philosophy of history --
History's nature, object, method, and value --
The problem of parts I-IV --
pt. I. Greco-Roman historiography. Theocratic history and myth --
The creation of scientific history by Herodotus --
Anti-historical tendency of Greek thought --
Greek conception of history's nature and value --
Greek historical method and its limitations --
Herodotus and Thucydides --
The Hellenistic period --
Polybius --
Livy and Tacitus --
Character of Greco-Roman historiography : humanism --
Character of Greco-Roman historiography : substantialism --
pt. II. The influence of Christianity. The leaven of Christian ideas --
Characteristics of Christian historiography --
Medieval historiography --
The Renaissance historians --
Descartes --
Cartesian historiography --
Anti-Cartesianism : Vico --
Anti-Cartesianism : Locke, Berkeley, and Hume --
The Enlightenment --
The science of human nature --
pt. III. The threshold of scientific history. Romanticism --
Herder --
Kant --
Schiller --
Fichte --
Schelling --
Hegel --
Hegel and Marx --
Positivism --
pt. IV. Scientific history. England. Bradley ; Bradley's successors ; Late nineteenth-century historiography ; Bury ; Oakeshott ; Toynbee --
Germany. Windleband ; Rickert ; Simmel ; Dilthey ; Meyer ; Spengler --
France. Ravaisson's spiritualism ; Lachelier's idealism ; Bergson's evolutionism ; Modern French historiography --
Italy. Croce's essay of 1893 ; Croce's second position : the logic ; History and philosophy ; History and nature ; Croce's final position : the autonomy of history --
pt. V. Epilegomena. Human nature and human history --
The historical imagination --
Historical evidence --
History as re-enactment of past experience --
The subject-matter of history --
History and freedom --
Progress as created by historical thinking.
Responsibility: by R.G. Collingwood.

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