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, ...Read MoreAn 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 In this revised edition the complete original text is accompanied by three previously unpublished essays by Collingwood which will be essential reading for any serious student of his thought: 'The Nature of Metaphysical Study' (1934), 'The Function of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.Read Less
Good. 1972 Paperback 0th Edition. x, 354 p. "A Gateway edition, 6164."; Includes bibliographical references. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good in Very Good (in mylar) jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Previous owner's inked name on ffep. Minor inked marginalia through first 250p. Ink marginalia pg., 106-7, 241, 237, 162-3, 152-154. Else clean and tight textblock. Shelf worn binding. Unclipped dust jacket with character wear and small chips to head of spine and corners, light to moderate edge wear. 354pp., including index.
Octavo; Good-/no-DJ. Gilt text on black cloth spine; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; extensive ink underlining and yellow highlighting throughout the text block; text block is toning at the edges; 354pp. Volume II only. --Offered as is, with underlining and highlighting. Rockville.
Good. Oxford University Press; 1940; 1966 printing; No dust jacket, cover has slight wear and sunning on top edge. First page top corner/edge clipped. Notes and underlined text throughout. Good solid binding. *Ships Next Business day*
Very Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Moisture stain to spine and top edges. Marked out name to inside of front board. No Dust Jacket. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 3/4". Text contains marks and notes scattered throughout, in ink. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Endpapers browned, text block clean. NOT ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Philosophy; Inventory No: 021187.
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