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British Idealism: A History
     

British Idealism: A History

by W. J. Mander
 

ISBN-10: 0199559295

ISBN-13: 9780199559299

Pub. Date: 07/02/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

W. J. Mander presents the first ever synoptic history of British Idealism, the philosophical school which dominated English-language philosophy from the 1860s through to the early years of the following century. Offering detailed examination of the origins, growth, development, and decline of this mode of thinking, British Idealism: A History restores to its

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W. J. Mander presents the first ever synoptic history of British Idealism, the philosophical school which dominated English-language philosophy from the 1860s through to the early years of the following century. Offering detailed examination of the origins, growth, development, and decline of this mode of thinking, British Idealism: A History restores to its proper place this now almost wholly forgotten period of philosophical history. Through clear explanation of its characteristic concepts and doctrines, and paying close attention to the published works of its philosophers, the volume provides a full-length history of this vital school for those wishing to fill a gap in their knowledge of the history of British Philosophy, while its detailed notes and bibliography will guide the more dedicated scholar who wishes to examine further their distinctive brand of philosophy. By covering all major philosophers involved in the movement (not merely the most famous ones like Bradley, Green, McTaggart, and Bosanquet but the lesser known figures like the Caird brothers, Henry Jones, A.S.Pringle-Pattison, and R.B.Haldane) and by looking at all branches of philosophy (not just the familiar topics of ethics, political thought, and metaphysics but also the less well documented work on logic, religion, aesthetics, and the history of philosophy), British Idealism: A History brings out the movement's complex living pattern of unity and difference; something which other more superficial accounts have tended to obscure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199559299
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/02/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Beginnings and Influences
3. The History of Philosophy
4. The Metaphysics of the Absolute
5. Idealist Philosophy of Religion
6. The Idealist Ethic of Social Self-Realisation
7. Idealist Political and Social Philosophy
8. Idealist Logic
9. Aesthetics and Literature
10. Developments in Idealist Metaphysics
11. Developments in Idealist Philosophy of Religion
12. Developments in Idealist Logic
13. Developments in Idealist Ethics
14. Developments in Idealist Political and Social Philosophy
15. The After-Life of Idealism
Bibliography
Index

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