Thomas Hill Green (1836-82) was one of the most influential English thinkers of his time, and he made significant contributions to the development of political liberalism. Much of his career was spent at Balliol College, Oxford: having begun as a student of Benjamin Jowett, he later acted effectively as his second-in-command at the college. Interested for his whole career in social questions, Green supported the temperance movement, the extension of the franchise, and the admission of women to university education. He became Whyte's professor of moral philosophy at Oxford in 1878, and his lectures had a lasting influence on a generation of students. Volume 3, published in 1888, contains a memoir by Nettleship, Green's pupil and editor, drawing on Green's recollections, as well as the memories of friends and family. The rest of the volume consists of essays on topics ranging from Aristotle to Christian dogma.
Table of Contents
Preface; Memoir; The force of circumstances; The influence of civilisation on genius; The value and influence of works of fiction in modern times; The philosophy of Aristotle; Popular philosophy in its relation to life; Review of E. Caird, Philosophy of Kant; Review of J. Caird, Introduction to the philosophy of religion; Review of J. Watson, Kant and his English critics; Fragment on immortality; Essay on Christian dogma; The conversion of Paul (extract from lectures on the Epistle to the Galatians); Justification by faith (extract from lectures on the Epistle to the Romans); The incarnation (extract from lectures on the Fourth Gospel); Fragment of an address on Romans x.8, 'The word is nigh thee'; Address on I Corinthians v. 7,8, 'The witness of God'; Address on 2 Corinthians v.7, 'Faith'; Four lectures on the English Commonwealth; Lecture on 'Liberal legislation and freedom of contract'; Lecture on 'The grading of secondary schools'; Two lectures on 'The elementary school system of England'; Lecture on 'The work to be done by the new Oxford High School for Boys'.