THE IDEA OF NATURE
In this work Collingwood considered the prevailing concepts of ‘nature’ in ‘three periods of constructive cosmological thinking’ – the Greek, the renaissance, and the modern.
…valuable to philosophers and indispensible to scientists and theologians. No modern philosopher has demonstrated with equal range of insight and equal grace of pellucid writing the intricacise of cosmology – man’s conception of nature. -The Guardian, UK
R.G. Collingwoodwas an English philosopher, historian and archaeologist whose work provided a major 20th century attempt to reconcile philosophy and history.