The Moral, Social and Political Philosophy of the British Idealists

Author: William Sweet

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845405323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

View: 398

The British idealists of the late 19th and early 20th century are best known for their contributions to metaphysics, logic, and political philosophy. Yet they also made important contributions to social and public policy, social and moral philosophy and moral education, as shown by this volume. Their views are not only important in their own right, but also bear on contemporary discussion in public policy and applied ethics. Among the authors discussed are Green, Caird, Ritchie, Bradley, Bosanquet, Jones, McTaggart, Pringle-Pattison, Webb, Ward, Mackenzie, Hetherington, Muirhead, Collingwood and Oakeshott. The writings of idealist philosophers from Canada, South Africa, and India are also examined. Contributors include Avital Simhony, Darin Nesbitt, Carol A. Keene, Stamatoula Panagakou, David Boucher, Leslie Armour, Jan Olof Bengtsson, Thom Brooks, James Connelly, Philip MacEwen, Efraim Podoksik, Elizabeth Trott and William Sweet.

The Political Philosophy of the British Idealists

Selected Studies

Author: Peter P. Nicholson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521371025

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

View: 7068

This book offers a reassessment of the political philosophy of the British Idealists, a group of once influential and now neglected nineteenth-century Hegelian philosophers, whose work has been much misunderstood. Peter Nicholson focuses on F. H. Bradley's idea of morality and moral philosophy; T. H. Green's theory of the Common Good, of the social nature of rights, of freedom, and of state interference; and Bernard Bosanquet's notorious theory of the General Will. By examining the arguments offered by the Idealists and by their critics the author is able to penetrate the deep layers of hostile comment laid down by several generations of later writers and to show that these ideas, once properly understood, are not only defensible but interesting and important.

Hegel's Political Philosophy

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865545X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 7750

A new and significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.

British Idealism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: David Boucher,Andrew Vincent

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441176985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 3912

There has been a significant renewal of interest in the British Idealists in recent years. Scholars have acknowledged their critical contribution to a number of philosophical theories in the fields of politics, law, morality, epistemology and metaphysics.. British Idealism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical movement, providing an outline of the key terms and central arguments employed by the idealists. David Boucher and Andrew Vincent lay out the historical context and employ analytical and critical methods to explain the philosophical background and key concepts. The book explores the contribution of British Idealism to contemporaneous philosophical, political and social debates, emphasizing the continuing relevance of the central themes of their philosophy. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of British Idealism, the book serves as an ideal companion to the study of this most influential and important of movements.

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume VII

The Nineteenth Century

Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134928807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 1957

The Nineteenth Century provides a broad, scholarly introduction to nineteenth-century philosophy. It also contains a glossary of philosophical terms and a chronological table of philosophical and cultural events.

Civil Society, Capitalism and the State

Part 2 of the Liberal Socialism of Thomas Hill Green

Author: Colin Tyler

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845405560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

View: 9376

Civil Society, Capitalism and the State presents a critical reconstruction of the social and political facets of Thomas Hill Green's liberal socialism. It explores the complex relationships Green sees between human nature, personal freedom, the common good, rights and the state. It explores Green's analysis of free exchange, his critique of capitalism and his defence of trade union activity and the cooperative movement. It establishes that Green gives only grudging support to welfarism, which he saw as a conservative mechanism in effect if not conscious design. It is shown that he believes state provision of welfare to be justified only to the extent that peasants and the proletariat lack a culture and institutions which enable them to assert themselves against abusive landlords and capitalists. Ultimately, it is shown that Green's guiding ideal is the creation of a eudaimonically-enriching kingdom of ends, which favours the creation of a dynamic and free society driven by mass participation through decentralised social and political institutions. This book builds on Colin Tyler's The Metaphysics of Self-realisation and Freedom (2010), although it can also be read as a freestanding work.

The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott

Author: Stuart Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134155719

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 8991

Michael Oakeshott was a leading Political theorist described by The Telegraph in 1990 as "the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill – or even Burke". There has been sustained interest in his work, and a developing body of literature, over recent years. This book offers a clearly written and accessible critical analysis: it presents complex theories and concepts in a way that will introduce new readers to Oakeshott’s work, and at the same time offers a fresh approach for those already familiar with his philosophy. The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott reveals how his work relates to contemporary political philosophy (for example, Arendt, Rorty, Rawls); and moreover, how it links to broader debates within philosophy and the social sciences and, building upon the work of Devigne, through to postmodernism. This book brings together the disparate influences that have, at various times, been associated with Oakeshott’s work, and draws from a number of essays which have been published posthumously. Referring to these, and other more well-known texts, the author makes sense of the many dimensions of Oakeshott’s work by placing a moral concern as central to his system of thought. All in all this book considers the recently published ‘lesser-known’ essays as well as the latest secondary appraisals of Oakeshott’s work, which sets his thought in the contemporary political environment of the twenty-first century. This much-needed text with be of great interest to students and researchers in political science and philosophy.

The Nineteenth Century

Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415308798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 466

View: 4106

Contents- 1. The early utilitarians; Bentham and James Mill 2. Whewell's philosophy of science and ethics. 3. J.S. Mill; ethics and politics 4. J.S. Mill; logic and metaphysics 5. Sidgwick 6. Comte and positivism 7. Nietzsche 8. Dilthey 9. Logic and the p

Ethical Citizenship

British Idealism and the Politics of Recognition

Author: T. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137329963

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

View: 2471

In the first full length examination of the topic, Ethical Citizenship rediscovers a significant and distinctive contribution to how we might understand citizenship today. Leading international scholars bring together theory and practice to explore its historical roots, contemporary relevance and application to international politics.

Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: Heather Ellis,Ulrike Kirchberger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253114

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 3606

Anglo-German Scholarly Networks explores a wide range of scholarly and scientific connections between Britain and Germany from the late eighteenth century to the interwar years.

Anglo-American Idealism

Thinkers and Ideas

Author: James Connelly,Stamatoula Panagakou

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108954

Category: Philosophy

Page: 389

View: 7860

This volume is devoted to a critical discussion and re-appraisal of the work of Anglo-American Idealists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Idealism was the dominant philosophy in Britain and the entire English-speaking world during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The British Idealists made important contributions to logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of history, philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind. Their legacy awaits further exploration and reassessment, and this book is a contribution to this task. The essays in this collection display many aspects of contemporary concern with idealistic philosophy: they range from treatments of logic to consideration of the Absolute, personal idealism, the philosophy of religion, philosophy of art, philosophy of action, and moral and political philosophy. During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the work of the Anglo-American Idealists has once again been widely discussed and re-considered, and new pathways of research and investigation have been opened.

A Hundred Years of British Philosophy

Author: Metz, Rudolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317853210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 832

View: 2474

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

British Idealism and Political Theory

Author: David Boucher,Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations David Boucher,Andrew Vincent,Professor of Political Theory Andrew Vincent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748614288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 9072

British Idealism began to establish its roots during the middle of the nineteenth century and rapidly became the dominant British philosophy. This book offers an introduction to British Idealism through a study of each of the seven key thinkers -- T. H. Green, Bernard Bosanquet, F. H. Bradley, Henry Jones, David Ritchie, R. G. Collingwood, and Michael Oakeshott.

British Idealism and Social Explanation

A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Author: Sandra M. Den Otter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 7121

'Community' - how to define and to secure it has become a topic of lively discussion. This endeavour also struck a deep chord among Victorians encountering the urban, industrial culture that had emerged by the end of the nineteenth century. In this original and stimulating study, Sandra den Otter explores the idealists' search for 'connection', for a sense of community that fitted the new forms of society, characterized for many concerned observers by dislocation, a loosening of traditional bonds, and intense individualism. Idealist responses to these problems dominated social theory until the Great War. This book illuminates the idealists' place in the vigorous contemporary debate about a new science of society. Idealist links to German thought, the teaching of philosophy in mid-century Oxford, and idealist criticisms of the naturalist underpinnings of much current social theory are assessed. Dr den Otter argues that idealists constructed an interpretive social theory which adopted various strands of positivist and even naturalist manners in its attempt to frame a social theory suited to the dilemmas of their age. Tracing the dialogue between idealists and sociologists like Herbert Spencer and Emile Durkheim, the study analyses idealist reinterpretations of the individual, the state, and community.

Philosophy After Darwin

Chapters for The Career of Philosophy, Volume III, and Other Essays

Author: John Herman Randall Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231513357

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 1179

Philosophy After Darwin

Michael Oakeshott's Political Philosophy of International Relations

Civil Association and International Society

Author: Davide Orsi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319387855

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

View: 8309

This book argues that Michael Oakeshott’s political philosophy contributes to current debates in normative international theory and international political theory on the historical, social, and moral dimension of international society. Davide Orsi contends that the theory of civil association may be the ground for an understanding of international society as a rule-based form of moral association constituted by customary international law. The book also considers the role of evolving practices of morality in debates on international justice. Orsi grounds this work on a study of Oakeshott’s philosophical arguments and compares the Oakeshottian perspective to recent constructivist literature in International Relations.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Author: Roger Crisp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199545979

Category: History

Page: 897

View: 5326

Philosophical ethics consists in the human endeavour to answer the fundamental question of how we should live. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. It provides a broad overview of the views of many of the main thinkers, schools, and periods. The authors are international leaders in their field, and use their expertise and specialist knowledge toilluminate the relevance of their work to discussions in contemporary ethics. Each essay is specially written for this volume, and introduces the main lines of interpretation and criticism that have arisen inthe professional history of philosophy over the past two or three decades.