EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Robin George Collingwood’s Philosophical Influence on Eugenio Coseriu’s Hermeneutical Conception

Cristinel Munteanu


R.G. Collingwood is an English philosopher and historian who is referred to by Coseriu a fewtimes, mainly when the latter mentions the way in which history has to be interpreted. Despite the relativelyfew references, we are entitled to believe (and this is what we try to prove here) that Collingwood’s influenceon Coseriu was greater than assumed, at least by the fact he confirms – through the ideas found in his books –a series of Coseriu’ intuitions and principles. In this paper, I will mainly consider Collingwood’s influence onCoseriu as regards his hermeneutical conception.


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