An essay on metaphysics

R.G. Collingwood

An Essay on Metaphysics is one of the finest works of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943). First published in 1940, it is a broad-ranging work in which Collingwood considers the nature of philosophy, especially of metaphysics. He puts forward his well-known doctrine of absolute presuppositions, expounds a logic of question and answer, and gives an original and influential account of causation. The book has been widely read and much discussed ever since. In this revised edition the complete original text is accompanied by three previously unpublished essays by Collingwood which will be essential reading for any serious student of his thought: 'The Nature of Metaphysical Study' (1934), 'The Function of Metaphysics in Civilization' (1938), and 'Notes for a Essay on Logic' (1939). These fascinating writings illuminate and amplify the ideas of the Essay, to which they are closely related. The distinguished philosopher and Collingwood scholar Rex Martin has established authoritative versions of these new texts, added a short set of notes on the Essay, and contributed a substantial introduction explaining the story of the composition of all these works, discussing their major themes, and setting them in the context of Collingwood's philosophy as a whole.

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  • Editor's Introduction
  • Select Bibliography
  • Author's Preface
  • Endnotes
  • The Nature of Metaphysical Study (1934)
  • The Function of Metaphysics in Civilization (1938)
  • Notes for an Essay on Logic (1939)
  • Index

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書名 An essay on metaphysics
著作者等 Collingwood, R. G.
Martin, Rex
Collingwood R.G.
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1998
版表示 Rev. ed. with The nature of metaphysical study, Function of metaphysics in civilization, Notes for an essay on logic / edited with an introduction by Rex Martin
ページ数 cv, 439 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198235615
NCID BA38029053
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス