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A&C Black, Apr 15, 2003 - Philosophy - 187 pages
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R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943) was a very influential philosopher and historian who taught at Oxford throughout his career. Just before the Second World War broke out, Collingwood joined a group of Oxford students on a sailing voyage to the Greek islands, on which he served as first mate and ship's carpenter. This book is his remarkable diary of that voyage.

  

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A beautiful book. I highly recommend it. A book of travel interwoven with high philosophy is irresistible.

Contents

GILPATRIC
1
CORSICAN LANDFALL
4
FROM CORSICA TO STROMBOLI
16
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS
30
FROM SICILY TO GREECE
41
PATRAS
51
DELPHI
58
FROM ITEA TO OLYMPIA
66
WATERTANKS
104
ROUGH WEATHER
111
THERMIA AND PAROS
120
FROM PAROS TO SANTORIN
128
THE MONKS OF THE PROPHET ELIJAH 186
136
MONKS AND MORALS
145
HOMEWARD
154
THK SURGEON AND THE SIGNALMAN
162

FROM OLYMPIA TO MALEA
72
AMERICANS AT OXFORD
81
FROM MALEA TO PIRAEUS
88
ATHENS
96
MESSINA
169
FROM THE STRAITS TO NAPLES
175
POSTSCRIPT
185
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