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Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory (2019)
Journal Article
Fear, C. (in press). Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory. History of European ideas, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2019.1628582

R. G. Collingwood's New Leviathan (1942) presents an account of two ‘dialectical’ political processes that are ongoing in any body politic. Existing scholarship has already covered the first: a dialectic between a ‘social’ and a ‘non-social’ element,... Read More

R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history (2019)
Journal Article
Fear, C. (in press). R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history. Journal of the Philosophy of History,

Does R. G. Collingwood’s meta-philosophical theory that concepts in philosophy are organized as “scales of forms” apply to his own work on the nature of history? Or is there some inconsistency between Collingwood’s work as a philosopher of history an... Read More

The ‘dialectical’ theory of conservatism (2018)
Journal Article
Fear, C. (in press). The ‘dialectical’ theory of conservatism. Journal of political ideologies,

Recently, James Alexander has proposed a ‘dialectical definition’ of conservatism which, he believes, goes beyond ‘dispositional’ definitions, such as those proposed by Brennan and Hamlin, and by Martin Beckstein, which are ‘incomplete’. Alexander a... Read More

“Was he right?” R. G. Collingwood’s rapprochement between philosophy and history (2017)
Journal Article
Fear, C. (2017). “Was he right?” R. G. Collingwood’s rapprochement between philosophy and history. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 11(3), 408-424. https://doi.org/10.1163/18722636-12341382

R. G. Collingwood’s declaration that belief in “eternal questions” in philosophy is “merely a vulgar error, consequent on a kind of historical myopia which, deceived by superficial resemblances, failed to detect profound differences” has been vigorou... Read More