By Richard Murphy

This e-book argues that R.G. Collingwood’s philosophy is better understood as a prognosis of and reaction to a difficulty of Western civilisation. a number of the and complementary points of the challenge of civilisation are explored and Collingwood is established to be operating within the traditions of Romanticism and ‘historicism’. On those matters, the theories of Collingwood and Ortega y Gasset are contrasted with these of Nietzsche and Weber.

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