Collingwood on Philosophical Methodology

  • Karim Dharamsi
  • Giuseppina D'Oro
  • Stephen Leach

Part of the Philosophers in Depth book series (PID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Karim Dharamsi, Giuseppina D’Oro, Stephen Leach
    Pages 1-14
  3. Bernard Williams
    Pages 15-34
  4. Chinatsu Kobayashi, Mathieu Marion
    Pages 229-248
  5. Stephen Leach
    Pages 249-264
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


This book investigates the contribution of R.G. Collingwood to the field of philosophical methodology through a discussion of Collingwood’s conception of the role and character of philosophical analysis. It explores questions, such as, is there anything distinctive about the activity of philosophizing? If so, what distinguishes philosophy from other forms of inquiry? What is the relation between philosophy and science and between philosophy and history? 

For much of the twentieth century, philosophers philosophized with little self-awareness; Collingwood was exceptional in the attention he paid to the activity of philosophizing.  This book will be of interest both to those who are interested in Collingwood’s philosophy and, more generally, to all who are interested in the question ‘what is philosophy?’


Methodology Philosophical analysis Metaphilosophy Metaphysics Idealism

Editors and affiliations

  • Karim Dharamsi
    • 1
  • Giuseppina D'Oro
    • 2
  • Stephen Leach
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General EducationMount Royal UniversityCalgary, ABCanada
  2. 2.School of Politics, IR and PhilosophyKeele UniversityUK
  3. 3.School of Politics, IR and PhilosophyKeele UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02431-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02432-1
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