The Moral, Social and Political Philosophy of the British Idealists

Author: William Sweet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780907845676

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

View: 8586

The British idealists of the late 19th and early 20th century are best known for their contribution to metaphysics, logic, and political philosophy. Their views are not only important in their own right, but also bear on contemporary discussion in public policy and applied ethics.

Anglo-American Idealism

Thinkers and Ideas

Author: James Connelly,Stamatoula Panagakou

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108954

Category: Philosophy

Page: 389

View: 7336

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.

The Political Philosophy of the British Idealists

Selected Studies

Author: Peter P. Nicholson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521371025

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

View: 3621

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: 3469

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

Skeptizismus und Philosophie

Kant, Fichte, Hegel

Author: Elena Ficara

Publisher: Brill Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042035164

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 8159

Die Fichte-Studien wollen die wissenschaftliche Erforschung des Werkes von Johann Gottlieb Fichte fordern. Sie eroffnen Forschern, welche den transzendentalen Gedanken und Systementwurf philosophisch erortern, unangesehen der Schulposition und Lehrmeinung eine Publikationsmoglichkeit. Dabei sollen die historischen Voraussetzungen und zeitgeschichtlichen Kontroversen ebenso zu tieferer Klarheit gebracht werden wie die systematischen Konsequenzen heute. Die einzelnen Bande bringen teils thematisch verbundene, teils vermischte Beitrage. Ausserdem enthalten sie einen Dokumentations- und Rezensionsteil. Die Herausgebe

British Idealism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: David Boucher,Andrew Vincent

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441176985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 8140

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.

An Intellectual History of British Social Policy

Idealism Versus Non-idealism

Author: John Offer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345313

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7898

Drawing on recent historical research, the book reconsiders and challenges many long-held beliefs about the 'evolution' of social policy; presents a wide-ranging reappraisal of links between social theories and changes in social policy; pays particular attention to the importance of idealist social thought as an intellectual framework for understanding the 'welfare state' and [vbTab]has a distinctive focus on the importance of ideas in the history of social policy.Different ideas about the means and aims of social policy suggested by Individualists, Idealists and Fabian Socialists are examined in depth and their impacts on the world of social policy reassessed. Special consideration is given to the history of ideas in relation to informal care and voluntary action, as well as action by the state. This book provides a valuable framework that exposes many of the assumptions about the nature of 'welfare' and its future direction, making it important reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in the field of social policy.

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: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748614288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 2631

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.

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume VII

The Nineteenth Century

Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134928807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 6425

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.

The Nineteenth Century

Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415308798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 466

View: 2739

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

The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott

Author: Stuart Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134155719

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 8714

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 Greenian Moment

T.H. Green, Religion and Political Argument in Victorian Britain

Author: Denys Leighton

Publisher: Imprint Academic

ISBN: 9780907845546

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 6961

This book views Green's philosophical opus through his public life and political commitments. It demonstrates how his main ethical and political conceptions -- his idea of 'self realisation' and his theory of individuality within community -- were informed by evangelical theology, popular Protestantism and an idea of the English national consciousness as formed by religious conflict. While the significance of Kant and Hegel is acknowledged, it is argued that 'indigenous' qualities of Green's teachings resonated with Victorian Liberal values.

The Philosophy of Law

An Encyclopedia

Author: Christopher Berry Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135582777

Category: LAW

Page: 1000

View: 3777

From articles centering on the detailed and doctrinal exposition of the law to those which reside almost wholly within the realm of philosophical ethics, this volume affords comprehensive treatment to both sides of the philosophico-legal equation. Systematic and sustained coverage of the many dimensions of legal thought gives ample expression to the true breadth and depth of the philosophy of law, with coverage of: The modes of knowing and the kinds of normativity used in the law; Studies in international, constitutional, criminal, administrative, persons and property, contracts and tort law-including their historical origins and worldwide ramifications; Current legal cultures such as common law and civilian, European, and Aboriginal; Influential jurisprudents and their biographies; All influential schools and methods

A Hundred Years of British Philosophy

Author: Metz, Rudolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317853210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 832

View: 5729

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

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

Author: W. J. Mander

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191669024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 4409

This volume contains thirty new essays by leading experts on British philosophy in the nineteenth century, and provides a comprehensive and unrivalled resource for advanced students and scholars. As well as the most celebrated figures, such as Mill, Spencer, Sidgwick, and Bradley, the Handbook discusses many other less well-known names and debates from the period, such as Whewell, Shadworth Hodgson, and Martineau. The Handbook contains six parts: Part I examines logic and scientific method from Whately through to the advent of modern formal logic; Part II discusses some of the century's most famous metaphysical systems such as those of the Scottish Common Sense school, J. F. Ferrier and F. H. Bradley; Part III covers science and philosophy, paying particular attention to positivism and the impact of Darwin's evolutionary theory; Part IV explores ethical, social, and political thought, including the lesser known themes of feminism and British Socialism; Part V concerns religious philosophy; and Part VI examines the changes which took place in the practice of philosophy itself during the nineteenth-century. Prefaced by an introductory article which contextualises and relates the various themes and controversies of the century, each chapter provides an overview of the topic under consideration and surveys of the state of current research, while at the same time offering new ideas and suggestions for future interpretation.

Hegel's Thought in Europe

Currents, Crosscurrents and Undercurrents

Author: L. Herzog

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137309229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

View: 6058

In a broad interdisciplinary perspective, established experts and leading young scholars bring together important currents of Hegelianism in Europe from the 19th to the 21st century to trace the political, social and intellectual contexts in which Hegel's philosophy was taken up and inspired very different forms of Hegelianism and Anti-Hegelianism.

The Scottish Idealists

Selected Philosophical Writings

Author: David Boucher

Publisher: Imprint Academic

ISBN: 9780907845720

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

View: 4610

This collection of readings, the first of its kind, has been chosen with a view to displaying the variety, richness and strength of the Scottish Idealist tradition. The collection begins with an essay from the famous Essays in philosophical Criticism (1883), a book that set out the future direction of enquiry for this group of thinkers.

Ethical Citizenship

British Idealism and the Politics of Recognition

Author: T. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137329963

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

View: 472

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.

Die Perspektive der Moral

Philosophische Grundlagen der Tugendethik

Author: Martin Rhonheimer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050079657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 398

View: 5151

Die erste Fassung dieses Buches wurde 1994 in einer italienischen Übersetzung unter dem Titel La prospettiva della morale im Verlag Armando in Rom veröffentlicht. Im Jahre 2000 folgte eine erweiterte Version in spanischer Übersetzung (La perspectiva de la moral) im Verlag Rialp, Madrid. Schließlich ist nun auch die Zeit gekommen, das deutsche Original zu veröffentlichen, allerdings in einer wiederum erheblich erweiterten und aktualisierten Version. Abgesehen von einigen substantiellen inhaltlichen Zusätzen versuche ich hier nun auch auf Kritik an einigen meiner Ansichten und Positionen zu antworten, wie ich sie in der ersten, im deutschen Sprachraum kaum rezipierten Version dieses Buches wie auch in anderen Arbeiten vertreten habe. Dies betrifft vor allem die Studie „Natur als Grundlage der Moral" (Tyrolia, Innsbruck 1987, in einer englischen Übersetzung unter dem Titel Natural Law and Practical Reason: A Thomist View of Moral Autonomy bei Fordham University Press, New York 2000 erschienen) und die breit angelegten Untersuchungen zur ethischen Handlungstheorie bei Aristoteles und Thomas von Aquin, die 1994 unter dem Titel „Praktische Vernunft und Vernünftigkeit der Praxis" ebenfalls im Berliner Akademie Verlag erschienen sind.

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: 6362

Philosophy After Darwin