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R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history (2020)
Journal Article
Fear, C. (in press). R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1163/18722636-12341437

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 about R. G. Collingwood's overlapping ideas of history.

‘All History is the History of Thought’: Competing British idealist historiographies (2019)
Journal Article
Tyler, C. (in press). ‘All History is the History of Thought’: Competing British idealist historiographies. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2019.1684239

Along with utilitarianism, British idealism was the most important philosophical and practical movement in Britain and its Empire during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Even though the British idealists have regained some of their... Read More about ‘All History is the History of Thought’: Competing British idealist historiographies.

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 about Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory.

‘A State by a Sort of Courtesy’: T.H Green’s theory of the state as a critique of Czarism (2019)
Book Chapter
Tyler, C. (in press). ‘A State by a Sort of Courtesy’: T.H Green’s theory of the state as a critique of Czarism. In Etica, Politica, Storia universale

The chapter is structured as follows. Section two briefly sketches Thomas Hill Green’s early attitudes to Russia. Section three analyses Green’s mature conception of “the state” and considers its influence on his mature attitude towards Czarism. Sect... Read More about ‘A State by a Sort of Courtesy’: T.H Green’s theory of the state as a critique of Czarism.

‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy (2019)
Journal Article
Tyler, C. (2019). ‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, 25(1), 45-73

Establishing Thomas Hill Green’s naturalism and the philosophical redundancy of his religious beliefs is profoundly important when understanding his philosophy and, by extension, when understanding British idealism as a philosophical movement. This a... Read More about ‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy.

J. A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain (2017)
Journal Article
Tyler, C. (2017). J. A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain. History of European ideas, 43(8), 1002-1015. https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2017.1284141

This article analyses the theory of sexuality, personality and politics developed by the literary critic John Addington Symonds (1840-93). Sections one and two introduce Symonds’ changing reputation as a modernist theorist of ‘sexual inversion’ (homo... Read More about J. A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain.