R. G. Collingwood: An Autobiography and Other Writings: with essays on Collingwood's life and work

By David Boucher

This quantity offers a many-faceted view of the Oxford thinker R. G. Collingwood. At its centre is his Autobiography, released in 1939, which has the prestige of a cult vintage for its compelling "story of his thought." Collingwood's paintings has loved renewed cognizance in recent times, with new variants of his nice philosophical works. This quantity republishes the Autobiography along a formerly unpublished account via Collingwood of a trip to the East Indies in 1938-1939. those writings are observed by means of 11 in particular written essays. a number of of those research features of Collingwood's life--not simply the Autobiography, yet what he does not speak about in that paintings, from his formative years to his professorship at Oxford. And the essays additionally learn elements of his paintings on philosophy, politics, historical past, and archaeology, within the context of his life.

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He's co-editor with David Boucher and Wendy James of R. G. Collingwood’s The Philosophy of appeal (Clarendon Press, 2005). His most modern monograph, severe events: Dryden, Pope, Johnson, and the heritage of feedback, used to be released in 2011 via AMS Press. Teresa Smith is R. G. Collingwood’s daughter by means of his moment spouse, Kate Collingwood, and literary executor to R. G. Collingwood and his father W. G. Collingwood. After analyzing Greats at Oxford, she studied social coverage and from the Nineteen Seventies taught in Barnett condominium, Oxford University’s division of Social coverage and Social paintings, which she headed for ten years. Her study has keen on relatives coverage, neighborhood improvement and early schooling, and so much lately a centenary heritage of Barnett condo. notes on members xvii Her courses comprise ‘From academic precedence parts to areabased interventions: neighborhood, neighbourhood and preschool’, in Edwards, R. (ed. ), studying households and groups: Social and Generational swap (Routledge, 2008), and kin centres and mentioning young ones (HMSO, 1996). She has additionally written on her grandfather W. G. Collingwood’s travels in Iceland. abbreviations for Collingwood’s major works books RP faith and Philosophy (1916) SM EPM Speculum Mentis (1924) An Essay on Philosophical procedure (1933), revised version, edited via James Connelly and Giuseppina D’Oro (2005) PA A the foundations of artwork (1937) An Autobiography (1939), revised version (2013), edited via David Boucher and Teresa Smith EM An Essay on Metaphysics (1940), revised version (1998), edited by way of Rex Martin the hot Leviathan (1942), revised version (1992), edited via David Boucher NL IN IH the assumption of Nature (1945) the belief of background (1946), revised variation (1993), edited via Jan van der Dussen EPP Essays in Political Philosophy, edited by way of David Boucher (1989) the rules of background, edited through William H. Dray and Jan van der Dussen (1999) PH PE The Philosophy of attraction: reviews in Folktale, Cutural feedback, and Anthropology, edited through David Boucher, Wendy James, and Phillip Smallwood (2005) All books are released via Clarendon Press, Oxford, apart from faith and Philosophy, released through Macmillan. abbreviations xix magazine Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, CWAAS manuscripts Collingwood Mss within the Bodleian Library, Oxford college, Dep. Coll. Collingwood papers within the ownership of Teresa Smith [TS/reference] introduction: the biography of an autobiography david boucher and teresa smith Why learn Collingwood’s An Autobiography this day, greater than seventy years after it used to be written? Or, as Stephen Toulmin positioned it within the advent to the 1978 reprint, ‘What is the key of an autobiography that lasts? ’ (A, ix). Collingwood spelt out his objective within the preface: ‘the autobiography of a guy whose company is considering could be the tale of his inspiration. i've got written this booklet to inform what i believe worthy telling in regards to the tale of mine’ (A, vii).

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