The British Idealists

The British Idealists

by David Boucher
     
 

The British Idealists made significant and lasting contributions to the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. They contributed to all the major debates of their day, including evolution, democracy, the role of the state, education and international relations and propounded a communitarianism that is the forerunner of Tony Blair's social policy. The… See more details below

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The British Idealists made significant and lasting contributions to the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. They contributed to all the major debates of their day, including evolution, democracy, the role of the state, education and international relations and propounded a communitarianism that is the forerunner of Tony Blair's social policy. The introduction develops the themes illustrated in the writings of the British Idealists. This volume also contains a biography of the British Idealists which incorporates their principal works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453363
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/1997
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Idealist biographies
Select bibliography
A note on the texts
Evolution and society1
1The Social Organism (1883)3
2Man's Place in the Cosmos30
Professor Huxley on Nature and Man (1893 and 1897)
3Socialism and Natural Selection (1895)50
4Ethical Democracy: Evolution and Democracy (1900)68
Individualism, collectivism and the general will95
5Ideal Morality (1876; revised 1927)97
6The Reality of the General Will (1895)130
7The Rights of Minorities (1891 and 1893)142
8The Dangers of Democracy (1906)156
9Individualism and Socialism (1897)173
10The Coming of Socialism (1910)195
The State and international relations215
11The Right of the State Over the Individual in War (1886)217
12What Imperialism Means (1900)237
13German Philosophy in relation to the War (1916)253
14The Function of the State in Promoting the Unity of Mankind (1917)270
Index296

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