Speculum Mentis has 19 ratings and 4 reviews. Brett said: My kind of book! One of the hardest thing to do is see errors in thinking. Overall this book gi. SPECULUM. MENTIS or. The Map of Knowledge by. R. G. COLLINGWOOD. -. OXFORD. AT THE CLARENDON PRESS. . Reprint London et al. GWOOD has a tradition of art behind him and he has also made himself recently one of our leading authorities, if not the first of all, on Roman Britain.
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One of the hardest thing to do is see errors in thinking. Overall this book gives a great discussion about forms of thinking namely art, religion, science, history, and philosophy, cillingwood are the inherent errors, and further, how each has its place in the development of a human, or humanity, and how one form of thinking can lead to the other in a kind of cycle.
Also there was a great insight into the metaphorical nature of religious thinking completely missed by both the religious My kind of book! Also there was a great insight into the metaphorical nature of religious thinking completely missed by both the religious and the rationalists that oppose them.
In the end the goal is that collingwiod mind should know itself. In an immediate and soeculum way, the mind can never know itself it can only know itself through the mediation of an external world, know that what it sees in the external specluum is its own reflection. We did not assume that any one form of experience could be accepted as already, in its main lines, wholly free from error. Led by this principle, we found that the real world was implied, but not asserted, in art; asserted, but not thought out, in religion; thought out, but mentos subject to fictitious assumptions, in science; and therefore in all these we found an collingwopd object—the work of art, God, the material universe—which was confessedly a figment and not the real object.
The real object is the mind itself, as we now know. This book will excercise your mind! I was happy to have read “The Idea of History” by R.
Collingwood first, even though it was published later.
Speculum Mentis: Or the Map of Knowledge by R.G. Collingwood
It gave the background for talking about history, and thinking, only briefly touched upon in this book. However it is still very readable May 26, John rated it it was amazing. One of the best books of philosophy ever written. The specklum easy writing style will take you through many of the hardest thoughts in philosophy without you even noticing it.
Also true of his Principles of Art. Feb 22, Stephen rated it it was amazing.
This is a book that tries too hard – and Carnap wrote something equivalent, nevertheless even if RG has overextended himself, as my maths teacher would say, the working out of the problem colllingwood if the result is wrong is often very legitimate. We can learn from this – Collingwood did. Joan Lozada rated it really liked it Jul 12, Steve Greenleaf rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Unlearned Hand rated it really liked it Aug 08, Adam Daniels rated it it was amazing Speculuum 03, Unlearned Hand rated it really liked it Jul 23, Emre Alptekin rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Clarence Hayes rated it really liked it Dec 28, Collingwood rated it really liked it Sep 04, Davor rated it liked it Feb 04, Spoust1 rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Michael rated it it was amazing Nov epeculum, Harrison rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Christopher Fear rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Isaac Storey rated it it was ok Nov 09, Apr 08, Ian Carmichael rated it it was amazing.
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Robin George Collingwood was an English philosopher and historian. Trivia About Speculum Mentis: No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Speculum Mentis: So play, which is identical with art, is the attitude which looks at the world as an infinite and indeterminate field for activity, a perpetual adventure.
All life is an adventure, and the spirit of adventure, wherever it is found, can never be out of place. It is true that life is much more than this; it is never, even its most irresponsible moments, a mere adventure; but this it is; and therefore the spirit of play, the spirit of eternal youth, is the foundation and beginning of all real life.
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