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Author Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George), 1889-1943
Title The philosophy of enchantment : studies in folktale, cultural criticism, and anthropology / R.G. Collingwood ; edited by David Boucher, Wendy James, and Philip Smallwood
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  192 C6919ph 2005    AVAILABLE    30500101200742
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  B804 C711 2005    AVAILABLE    30530000804088
 RCHSS Library  B804 C711 2007    AVAILABLE    30560400606213
Descript cxix, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [336]-358) and index
Lib. has: Reprinted 2007. ISSP
The re-enactment of self : perspectives from literature, criticism, and culture / Philip Smallwood -- A fieldworker's philosopher : perspectives from anthropology / Wendy James -- In defence of Collingwood : perspectives from philosophy and the history of ideas / David Boucher -- Part I. Art and culture -- Words and tune -- Observations on language -- Jane Austen (1921) -- Jane Austen (?1934) -- The philosophy of art -- Aesthetic theory and artistic practice -- Part II. Tales of enchantment -- Fairy tales -- Three methods of approach : philological, functional, psychological -- The historical method -- Magic -- Excavating Cinderella and King Lear -- The authorship of fairy tales -- Addenda to the folktale manuscript -- Part III. The modern unease -- Art and the machine -- Man goes mad
"This is the long-awaited publication of a set of writings by the British philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood on critical, anthropological, and cultural themes only hinted at in his previously available work. At the centre of the book are six chapters of a study of folktale and magic, composed by Collingwood in the mid-1930s and intended for development into a book. Here Collingwood applies the principles of his philosophy of history to problems in the long-term evolution of human society and culture." "The volume opens with three substantial introductory essays by the editors, authorities in the fields of critical and literary history, social and cultural anthropology, and the philosophy of history and the history of ideas; they provide their explanatory and contextual notes to guide the reader through the texts. The Philosophy of Enchantment brings hitherto unrecognized areas of Collingwood's achievement to light, and demonstrates the broad range of his intellectual engagements, their integration, and their relevance to current areas of debate in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, social and literary history, and anthropology."--Jacket
Subject Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century
Philosophy, British -- 20th century
Folk literature -- History and criticism
Fairy tales -- History and criticism
Folklore -- Philosophy
Fairy tales -- Philosophy
Philosophy, Modern
Alt Author Boucher, David, 1951-
James, Wendy
Smallwood, Philip
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