Collingwood and the Crisis of Western Civilisation: Art, Metaphysics and Dialectic

Collingwood and the Crisis of Western Civilisation: Art, Metaphysics and Dialectic

by Richard Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845401069

ISBN-13: 9781845401061

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: Imprint Academic

This book argues that R.G. Collingwood’s philosophy is best understood as a diagnosis of and response to a crisis of Western civilisation. The various and complementary aspects of the crisis of civilisation are explored and Collingwood is demonstrated to be working in the traditions of Romanticism and ‘historicism’. On these subjects, the theories of…  See more details below

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This book argues that R.G. Collingwood’s philosophy is best understood as a diagnosis of and response to a crisis of Western civilisation. The various and complementary aspects of the crisis of civilisation are explored and Collingwood is demonstrated to be working in the traditions of Romanticism and ‘historicism’. On these subjects, the theories of Collingwood and Ortega y Gasset are contrasted with those of Nietzsche and Weber.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845401061
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
British Idealist Studies, Series 2: Collingwood Series
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,060,936
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Abbreviations     vi
Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Art and the Crisis of Civilisation
Romanticism, Historicism and the Unity of the Forms of Experience     13
Art and Craft     39
Art, Consciousness and Truth     55
Artist and Community     71
Logic and Metaphysics
A Revolution in Logic     91
Metaphysics and the Logic of Question and Answer     107
Metaphysics, History and Progress     133
Dialectic, Civilisation and Politics
The Phenomenology of Mind     183
The Politics of Dialectic     215
Civilisation, Capitalism and the Bureaucratic State     249
Conclusion     271
References     281
Index     289

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