Robin G. Collingwood

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Robin G. Collingwood

Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.More Robin G. Collingwood [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.More Robin G. Collingwood [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.More Robin G. Collingwood [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.More Robin G. Collingwood [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.More Robin G. Collingwood [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The dance is the mother of all languages.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The history of thought, and therefore all history, is the re-enactment of past thought in the historian's own mind.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The value of history. ..is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
History is for human self-knowledge. Knowing yourself means knowing, first, what it is to be a person; secondly, knowing what it is to be the kind of person you are; and thirdly, knowing what it is to be the person you are and nobody else is. Knowing yourself means knowing what you can do; and since nobody knows what they can do until they try, the only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The value of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every new generation must rewrite history in its own way.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The chief business of twentieth-century philosopy is to reckon with twentieth-century history.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All history is the history of thought,More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perfect Freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work does what he wants to do.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that ... he is going to be a beginner all his life.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To the scientist, nature is always and merely a 'phenomenon,' not in the sense of being defective in reality, but in the sense of being a spectacle presented to his intelligent observation; whereas the events of history are never mere phenomena, never mere spectacles for contemplation, but things which the historian looks, not at, but through, to discern the thought within them.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art is community's medicine for that worst disease of the mind, the corruption of consciousnessMore Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sociability of artists is a paradoxical and precarious thing, and ceases the instant they begin their actual artistic work.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Classical art stands for form; romantic art for content.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The romantic artist expects people to ask, 'What has he got to say?' The classical artist expects them to ask, 'How does he say it?More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art has no cosmology, it gives us no view of the universe; every distinct work of art gives us a little cosmology of its own, and no ingenuity will combine all these into a single whole.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To regard such a positive mental science [psychology] as rising above the sphere of history, and establishing the permanent and unchanging laws of human nature, is therefore possible only to a person who mistakes the transient conditions of a certain historical age for the permanent conditions of human life.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.More Robin G. Collingwood [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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