Collingwood and Oakeshott: Is History Possible?
Botros (Sophie)
Source: Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: Part III (History), Chapter 6
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Paper Summary


Contents

    Introduction – 149
  1. Collingwood: “history is the re-enactment of past thought” – 154
    1. Transitoriness: a special problem for history among the social sciences – 154
    2. The re-enactment of past thought: preliminary clarifications – 157
    3. Contribution of the past act of thought to re-enactment – 159
      1. The machinery of ‘two orders’ – 159
      2. The thought/feeling and action/movement distinctions – 161
      3. Counting acts of thought by reference to their content – 164
      4. Collingwood’s appeal to common linguistic usage: the two orders again – 168
  2. Historical idealism: a revolutionary conception of evidence? – 172
    1. Three key features, and the notion of evidence that they give rise to – 173
    2. ‘Everything in the world is potential evidence for any subject whatever’ (Collingwood, 1953:280)
  3. Collingwood’s “question and answer” at Hadrian’s Wall – 181

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