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Human understanding in the philosophy of R.G. Collingwood

Karabelas, John;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The thesis explores the role of human understanding in R.G. Collingwood's philosophy. I examine four major areas: the role of psychology, the unity of mind (i.e. unity of thoughts and emotions), the role of art and the case of fairy tales as a source of historical knowledge. These themes taken together expound a coherent way to see human understanding: with psychology Collingwood suggests the form that human understanding cannot assume the unity of mind is Collingwood's idea of how we experience an activity, that is, as an undivided whole of emotions and thoughts (and in some respects sensations or feelings too), that exist in every activity as elements that can...
Related Organizations

Carritt, E.F. 1953. 'Croce and his Aesthetic', in Mind, N.S. vol. LXII, pp. 452-464 Smallwood, P. 2001. “ The True Creative Mind': R.G. Collingwood's Critical Humanism', in British Journal o fAesthetics, vol. 41, no 3, pp. 293-311

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