The Philosophy of Enchantment: Studies in Folktale, Cultural Criticism, and Anthropology

Oxford University Press (2005)
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This is the long-awaited publication of a set of writings by the British philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood (1889-1943) on critical, anthropological, and cultural themes only hinted at in his previously available work. At the core are six essays on folktale and magic in which Collingwood applies the principles of his philosophy of history to problems in the long-term evolution of human society and culture. The volume opens with three substantial introductory essays by the editors, authorities in their various fields, who provide their explanatory and contextual notes to guide the reader through the texts. The Philosophy of Enchantment highlights the broad range of Collingwood's intellectual engagements, their integration, and their relevance to current areas of debate in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, social and literary history, and anthropology.
Keywords Philosophy, Modern  Philosophy, British  Folk literature History and criticism  Fairy tales History and criticism
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Call number B804.C5655 2005
ISBN(s) 9780199262533   0199228086   0199262535     9780199228089
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