A Philosopher at the Admiralty (Philosopher at War) by Peter Johnson

By Peter Johnson

This booklet is quantity one in all a two-part sequence (volumes offered separately). Taken jointly, the 2 volumes of A thinker at warfare learn the political considered the thinker and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, opposed to the historical past of the 1st and moment international Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence throughout the First international conflict and even if he was once no longer bodily powerful sufficient to play an lively position within the moment international conflict, he used to be fast to sentence the rules of appeasement which he idea mostly answerable for bringing it about.The writer makes use of a mix of political philosophy, historical past and dialogue of political coverage to discover what Collingwood says concerning the First global warfare, the Peace Treaty which it and the crises which ended in the second one global warfare in 1939, including the reaction he mustered to it prior to his dying in 1943. the purpose is to bare the type of liberalism he valued and clarify why he valued it. via 1940 Collingwood got here to determine liberalism separated from Christianity will be not able to fulfill the mixed evils of Fascism and Nazism. How Collingwood arrived at this place, and the way possible he eventually thought of it, is the tale instructed in those volumes.

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