Rethinking R. G. Collingwood

Philosophy, Politics and the Unity of Theory and Practice

  • Gary K. Browning

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Gary K. Browning
    Pages 27-50
  3. Gary K. Browning
    Pages 51-72
  4. Gary K. Browning
    Pages 97-119
  5. Gary K. Browning
    Pages 120-143
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 174-213

About this book


Rethinking R.G. Collingwood reviews Collingwood's thought via his own rethinking of Hegel. It establishes the revisionary character of Collingwood's defence of liberal civilization in theory and practice. Collingwood is seen as avoiding the pitfalls of Hegel's teleological historicism by developing an open and contestable reading of the rationality of liberal civilization, which neither reduces practice to theory nor philosophy to history. The contemporary relevance of Collingwood's standpoint is demonstrated by comparing it with those of recent defenders and critics of liberalism Rawls, Lyotard and MacIntyre.


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel John Rawls Lyotard political theory politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gary K. Browning
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

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