The relation between practice and theory. Robin George Collingwood vs. Michael Oakeshott
Keywords:Robin George Collingwood, Michael Oakeshott, practice, theory, relationship between practice and theory
In my paper I discuss the relation between theory and practice as it is differently conceived by Robin George Collingwood and Michael Oakeshott. It is a relationship of interdependence in Collingwood and, conversely, one of independence in Oakeshott. I agree with Collingwood’s critics that his argument may not always be right. Still I cannot accept that there can be an authentic philosopher that who does not put into practices the theories that he embraces.
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