Italian Triangulations: R.G. Collingwood and his Italian Colleagues

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  • 1 School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies, University of Hull

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    See, for example, J. Wakefield, Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2015), and B. Haddock and J. Wakefield (eds.), Thought Thinking: The Philosophy of Giovanni Gentile (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2015).

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    H.S. Harris, Introduction to G. Gentile, Genesis and Structure of Society, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1960), 15.

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    R.G. Collingwood, The Idea of Nature (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1945), p. 129.

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    R. Peters, History as Thought and Action: The Philosophies of Croce, Gentile, de Ruggiero and Collingwood (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2014), 397.

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    S. Leach, The Foundations of History: Collingwood’s Analysis of Historical Explanation, 2009; S. Helgeby, Action as History: The Historical Thought of R.G. Collingwood, 2004; M. Hughes-Warrington, How Good an Historian Shall I Be? R.G. Collingwood, the Historical Imagination and Education, 2004; R. Murphy, Collingwood and the Crisis of Western Civilisation: Art, Metaphysics and Dialectic, 2008; J. Connelly, Metaphysics, Method and Politics: The Political Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood, 2003.

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    Peters, History as Thought and Action, 99.

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    R.G. Collingwood, An Essay on Philosophical Method (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933; second edition with additional material, J. Connelly and J. D’Oro (eds), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005).

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    In Peters, History as Thought and Action, 178.

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    Peters, History as Thought and Action, 177.

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    R.G. Collingwood, An Autobiography (London: Oxford University Press, 1939), 158.

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    A. Lion, ‘Fascism: what it Believes in and Aims at’, Hibbert Journal, 25 (1927), 208–28; A. Lion, The Pedigree of Fascism (London: Sheed and Ward, 1927).

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    Lion, ‘Fascism’, 213.

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    Lion, The Pedigree of Fascism, 234.

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    R. Klibansky and H.J. Paton (eds.), Philosophy and History: Essays Presented to Ernst Cassirer (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936); Peters, History as Thought and Action, 340–5.

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    Collingwood, Principles of History, 130.

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    Peters, History as Thought and Action, 331.

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    Collingwood, The Idea of History, 300–1.

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    Collingwood, An Autobiography, pp. 110, 112, 113.

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    Peters pp. 329–30; Collingwood, The Principles of History, 128–9.

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    Peters, History as thought and Action, 342.

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    R.G. Collingwood, An Essay on Metaphysics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940; second edition, with introduction and additional material, edited by R. Martin, Oxford Clarendon Press, 1998), 285–6.

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    Collingwood, An Essay on Metaphysics, 286.

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    See W.H. Dray, History and Re-enactment: R.G. Collingwood’s Idea of History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995), pp. 157–64.

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    P. Johnson, Collingwood’s The Idea of History (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).

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    Q. Skinner, ‘Interpretation, Rationality and Truth’, in Visions of Politics, Vol. 1: Regarding Method (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 47.

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    M. Hyrkkänen, ‘All history is, more or less, intellectual history: R.G. Collingwood’s Contribution to the Theory and Methodology of Intellectual History’, Intellectual History Review, 19(2) (2009), 251–263, 257 (quoting Skinner, ‘Interpretation, Rationality and Truth’, 47).

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    P. Gardiner, The Nature of Historical Explanation (London: Oxford University Press, 1952), 39; W.H. Walsh, An Introduction to Philosophy of History, third edition (London: Hutchinson, 1967), 57–8.

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    See G. Ryle, The Concept of Mind (London: Hutchinson, 1949), 56–8, where although he does not mention Collingwood he is clearly his target.

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