Anti-Realism in R. G. Collingwood’s Theory of Art as Imagination

Idealistic Studies 41 (1-2):45-54 (2011)
Abstract
Aaron Ridley has concluded that “Collingwood’s global Idealism is really only a distraction from the much more important and interesting ideas that constitute his aesthetics.” My paper takes issue with this conclusion. Collingwood’s idealism is an integral part of his aesthetics, and it simply cannot be shucked off, leaving his aesthetics untouched and intact. A careful reading of Collingwood’s oeuvre in aesthetics reveals that it is his long-standing antipathy to realism that grounds both his critique of pseudo-art and his own theory of art, particularly his idealist theory of the imagination. If Collingwood’s aesthetics are interesting and important, so is the idealism that grounds them
Keywords Continental Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/idstudies2011411/24
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