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Prolegomena to Ethics
     

Prolegomena to Ethics

by T. H. Green
 

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T. H. Green (1836-82) was a leading member of the British Idealist movement, which adopted the continental philosophy of Hegel and Kant while rejecting utilitarianism. As well as being a prominent philosopher, Green was an influential educational reformer and an active member of the Liberal party. Green's writings can be placed into three categories: religion,

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T. H. Green (1836-82) was a leading member of the British Idealist movement, which adopted the continental philosophy of Hegel and Kant while rejecting utilitarianism. As well as being a prominent philosopher, Green was an influential educational reformer and an active member of the Liberal party. Green's writings can be placed into three categories: religion, philosophy and politics. This work was the most complete statement of Green's philosophy, although it remained unfinished at his death (though parts had been published in the philosophical review Mind in 1882). Edited by A. C. Bradley, a former student and brother of Green's fellow Idealist F.H. Bradley, the book, which contains four parts (on metaphysics, the will, the moral ideal and progress, and the application of moral philosophy to the guidance of conduct), was published posthumously in 1883. Like other Idealists, Green criticised empiricism for creating an unnecessary dualism between thought and the real.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108040327
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Series
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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University of California, San Diego

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