Title
History man : the first biography on R.G. Collingwood
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
review
Publication
Leiden :Brill ,
Subject
Philosophy
History
Source (journal)
Journal of the philosophy of history. - Leiden, 2007, currens
Volume/pages
6(2012) :1 , p. 134-142
ISSN
1872-261X
ISI
000304717800008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Is 'History Man', Fred Inglis' biography on R. G. Collingwood a successful biography? Inglis' explicit ambition is to portray the concrete figure Collingwood by abducting him from what he calls the vacuum-packed academic world of scholars. But the best biographers look for a balanced equilibrium between rendering philosophical ideas and dramatizing a philosopher's life. Put another way, they evoke the interweaving of a philosopher's thought with the vicissitudes of his life. Despite the unmistakable qualities of this biography, Fred Inglis did not fully succeed in finding that very balance, mainly due to a lack of philosophical background. While Oxford University Press with the new edition of his works and manuscripts is thoroughly reorienting the traditional view of Collingwood, Inglis' fluently written but rather biased portrayal does no full justice to the heart of his fascinating philosophy and personality.
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