The relation between practice and theory. Robin George Collingwood vs. Michael Oakeshott


  • Dana ŢABREA Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Department of Philosophy Bd. Carol I, 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania


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.

Author Biography

Dana ŢABREA, Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Department of Philosophy Bd. Carol I, 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania

Dana Ţabrea, PhD Philosophy, Al. I. Cuza University Iaşi. Interested in metaphysics and hermeneutics, practical philosophy, applied ethics. Presently Postdoctoral researcher in POSDRU/89/1.5/S/49944


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