Robin George Collingwood

[Revised entry by Giuseppina D'Oro and James Connelly on May 13, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] R. G. Collingwood (1889 - 1943) was a British philosopher and practising archaeologist
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[Revised entry by Giuseppina D'Oro and James Connelly on May 13, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] R. G. Collingwood (1889 - 1943) was a British philosopher and practising archaeologist best known for his work in aesthetics and the philosophy of history. During the 1950s and 1960s his philosophy of history in particular occupied centre stage in the debate concerning the nature of explanation in the social sciences and whether or not they are ultimately reducible to explanations in the natural sciences. Primarily through the interpretative efforts of W. H. Dray,...

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