¿Quién fue R. G. Collingwood?
R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943) was one of the most original and imaginative philosophers of the twentieth century. His work was characterised by a deep concern with the principles of scientific method and a strong belief in the importance of art, music, and literature for the development of human society.
Collingwood was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the son of a mathematician. He was educated at Rugby School and at Balliol College, Oxford. After a brief period of teaching at Oxford, he was appointed as the Chair of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
Collingwood is best known for his book The Principles of Art (1938), in which he argued that the arts are not simply a matter of aesthetics, but are crucial for the developme.