The foundations of history : Collingwood's analysis of historical explanation

"This book provides an exposition and critical examination of Collingwood's philosophy of history, in which Collingwood's views are read in the light of his metaphilosophy. Collingwood's philosophy of history is also located in relation to recent and current philosophy. Although Stephen Leach argues that Collingwood's conception of the subject matter of history may require some revision, he is generally sympathetic to the aims and methods of his project; indeed he hopes to demonstrate that these aims and methods are still of great value."--BOOK JACKET. // Table of Table

I. Introduction --
II. Collingwood's Writings --
III. Background to An Essay on Philosophical Method and An Essay on Metaphysics --
IV. Essay on Philosophical Method --
V. Essay on Metaphysics --
VI. Ontological Argument --
VIII. History: Its Subject Matter and Absolute Presuppositions --
IX. Inside-Outside Distinction --
X. Re-enactment --
XI. Causation --
XII. Collingwood and Davidson on Action Explanation --
XIII. Radical Conversion Hypothesis --
XIV. Critical and Speculative Philosophies of History --
XV. Historical Methodology: the Historian and the Detective.