History as a Science: The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood

History as a Science: The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood

by Jan van der Dussen


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History as a Science: The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood by Jan van der Dussen

Since its appearance in 1981 History as a Science has been welcomed as a coherent and comprehensive review and analysis of the many aspects of Collingwood’s philosophy of history, the development of his views, and their reception. The book was the first to pay extensive attention to Collingwood’s unpublished manuscripts, and to his work as an archaeologist and historian. With the publication of this volume Jan van der Dussen, opened up a new angle in Collingwood studies. The republication of this volume meets an increasing demand to make the book available for future Collingwood scholars, and people interested in Collingwood’s philosophy. Apart from verbal changes to improve readability and a new pagination, the manuscript is the same as the original.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400792500
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 06/25/2015
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 403
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jan van der Dussen did a master’s in both history and philosophy (1966, 1970) at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), and a PhD in philosophy at the same university in 1980. In 1969-1970 he studied at York University (Toronto) on a scholarship of the Canada Council. In 1983 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago on a Fulbright grant. In 1984 he received the Prins Bernhard Fonds Prijs (‘Prize of the Prince Bernhard Foundation’) by the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (‘Holland Society of Science’) for his scholarly work. In 1985-1986 he was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies at Wassenaar, and has held professorships at the University of Nijmegen, and the Open University of the Netherlands at Heerlen.

Table of Contents

Preface.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The development of collingwood's thought on history.- 3. The idea of history and its discussion.- 4. Collingwood's unpublished manuscripts.- 5. Collingwood as an archaeologist and historian.- 6. The historical object.- 7. Historical method.- 8. Some Controversial issues.- 9. History and other sciences.- 10. History and practice.​

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