The idea of history : with lectures 1926-1928

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Full title: The idea of history : with lectures 1926-1928 / R.G. Collingwood ; edited with an introduction by Jan van der Dussen.
Main author: Collingwood, R. G. 1889-1943.
Corporate Author: ACLS Humanities E-Book Package.
, American Council of Learned Societies.
Other authors: Dussen, W. J. van der.
Format: eBook           
Edition: Rev. ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Editor's introduction
  • The philosophy of history
  • History's nature, object, method, and value
  • The problem of parts I-IV
  • part I. Greco-Roman historiography. Theocratic history and myth
  • The creation of scientific history by Herodotus
  • Anti-historical tendency of Greek thought
  • Greek conception of history's nature and value
  • Greek historical method and its limitations
  • Herodotus and Thucydides
  • The Hellenistic period
  • Polybius
  • Livy and Tacitus
  • Character of Greco-Roman historiography : humanism
  • Character of Greco-Roman historiography : substantialism
  • part II. The influence of Christianity. The leaven of Christian ideas.
  • Characteristics of Christian historiography
  • Medieval historiography
  • The Renaissance historians
  • Descartes
  • Cartesian historiography
  • Anti-Cartesianism : Vico
  • Anti-Cartesianism : Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
  • The Enlightenment
  • The science of human nature
  • part III. The threshold of scientific history. Romanticism
  • Herder
  • Kant
  • Schiller
  • Fichte
  • Schelling
  • Hegel
  • Hegel and Marx
  • Positivism
  • part IV. Scientific history. England. Bradley ; Bradley's successors ; Late nineteenth-century historiography ; Bury ; Oakeshott ; Toynbee
  • Germany. Windleband ; Rickert ; Simmel ; Dilthey ; Meyer ; Spengler
  • France. Ravaisson's spiritualism ; Lachelier's idealism ; Bergson's evolutionism ; Modern French historiography
  • Italy. Croce's essay of 1893 ; Croce's second position : the logic ; History and philosophy ; History and nature ; Croce's final position : the autonomy of history
  • part V. Epilegomena. Human nature and human history [1936]
  • The historical imagination [1935]
  • Historical evidence [1939]
  • History as re-enactment of past experience [1936]
  • The subject-matter of history [1936]
  • History and freedom [1939]
  • Progress as created by historical thinking [1936].