D'Oro, G and Connelly, J (2017) Collingwood, Historicism and Scientism. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 11 (3). pp. 275-288. ISSN 1872-261X

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Abstract

The philosophy of history is undergoing something of a revival. Much has happened since its heyday in the 1960s when methodological discussions concerning the structure of explanation in history and the natural sciences were central to the philosophical agenda. This introduction revisits Collingwood’s contribution to the philosophy of history, his views on the relation between science and history, and the possibility of historical knowledge suggesting his work is of enduring relevance to contemporary debates. It locates his contribution in the context of the hermeneutic tradition and locates his defence of the methodological autonomy of history in the context of recent debates concerning the relation between science and the history of the philosophy of science.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Brill at https://doi.org/10.1163/18722636-12341374 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: historical relativism, explanatory pluralism, scientism, pragmatics of explanation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 08:20
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 12:39
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4058

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