The Idea of History and Its Discussion



An Essay on Philosophical Method was written by Collingwood from November 1932 to June 1933.1 Both Knox and Collingwood himself consider this book his best. According to Knox it is the ‘only one book of Collingwood’s which could be called great’, and in a review of it he had even called it ‘a philosophical classic’ (IH, 1st ed., xx), while Collingwood says about it: ‘It is my best book in matter; in style, I may call it my only book, for it is the only one I ever had the time to finish as well as I knew how, instead of leaving it in a more or less rough state’ (Aut, 118).


Historical Process Reflective Thought Historical Knowledge Historical Explanation Aristotelian Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HeerlenThe Netherlands

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