History as a Science

The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood

Authors: van der Dussen, Jan

  • First book to put extensive attention to Collingwood's unpublished manuscripts, available since 1978, and his work as an archaeologist and historian
  • Comprehensive overview of the philosophy of history of the English philosopher, archaeologist, and historian R.G. Collingwood (1889-1943), generally recognized as the main thinker on history of the last century
  • Updated and fully revised of the widely praised 1981 edition published as volume 3 in the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy library
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About this book

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 The book was the first to pay extensive attention to Collingwood’s unpublished manuscripts, and to his work as an archaeologist and historian.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. 

About the authors

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 (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dussen, Jan

    Pages 1-9

  • The Development of Collingwood’s Thought on History

    Dussen, Jan

    Pages 11-53

  • The Idea of History and Its Discussion

    Dussen, Jan

    Pages 55-119

  • Collingwood’s Unpublished Manuscripts

    Dussen, Jan

    Pages 121-187

  • Collingwood as an Archaeologist and Historian

    Dussen, Jan

    Pages 189-239

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9250-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History as a Science
Book Subtitle
The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4312-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4312-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4311-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9250-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 403
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