Talk:R. G. Collingwood

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Sole survivor?[edit]

The article says: "He was the only pupil of F. J. Haverfield to survive World War I." Yet the article on Haverfield mentions another student, Thomas Ashby, who died in 1931. Can someone look into this? Axel 06:24, 30 September 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by AxelHarvey (talkcontribs)

Collingwood writes in his autobiography (Oxford 2002: 120) that "most" of Haverfield's students died in the war. Collingwood was the only one trained by Haverfield as a Roman Britain specialist who remained at Oxford after the war, and, therefore, he felt obligated to continue these studies.JaRuss (talk) 12:59, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

See Haverfield's biography (by Philip Freeman). The "sole survivor" claim relies on a very strained reading of who was and was not a student of Haverfield. Certainly Haverfield lost a number of students, but to say Collingwood was FJH's only pupil to survive is a little over-bold. AJC 20:57, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Remove Statement?[edit]

Is it necessary to retain this statement here? "Collingwood's work here was also admired by Hans-Georg Gadamer, who discussed it in Truth and Method and wrote the introduction to the German translation of Collingwood's Autobiography." There are so many scholars that have commented on Collingwood is it necessary to mention one here?

Content of philosophy[edit]

There would be a larger section on the nature of Collingwood's philosophy. Nagelfar 09:14, 7 June 2007 (UTC)