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The British Idealists

The British Idealists

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

Henry Jones, Andrew Seth, Bernard Bosanquet, D. G. Ritchie, F. H. Bradley, J. S. Mackenzie, Edward Caird, T. H. Green, J. H. Muirhead, John Watson
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  • Date Published: August 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521459518

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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 are commonly acknowledged as the forerunners of modern communitarian theory. The introduction develops the themes illustrated in the writings of the British Idealists. This volume also contains a biography of the British Idealists that incorporates a guide to their principal works.

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    • Introduction by the editor which develops the themes illustrated in the writings of the British Idealists
    • Contains a biography of each of the Idealists including a guide to further reading
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    • Date Published: August 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521459518
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's introduction
    Idealist biographies
    A note on the texts
    Select bibliography of secondary sources
    Part I. Evolution and Society:
    1. The social organism Henry Jones
    2. Man's place in the cosmos: Professor Huxley on nature and man Andrew Seth (Pringle-Pattison)
    3. Socialism and natural selection Bernard Bosanquet
    4. Ethical democracy: evolution and democracy D. G. Ritchie
    Part II. Individualism, Collectivism, and the General Will:
    5. Ideal morality F. H. Bradley
    6. The reality of the general will Bernard Bosanquet
    7. The rights of the minorities D. G. Ritchie
    8. The dangers of democracy J. S. Mackenzie
    9. Individualism and socialism Edward Caird
    10. The coming of socialism Henry Jones
    Part III. The State and International Relations:
    11. The right of the state over the individual in war T. H. Green
    12. What imperialism means J. H. Muirhead
    13. German philosophy in relation to the war John Watson
    14. The function of the state in promoting the unity of mankind Bernard Bosanquet.

  • Editor

    David Boucher, University of Wales, Swansea


    Henry Jones, Andrew Seth, Bernard Bosanquet, D. G. Ritchie, F. H. Bradley, J. S. Mackenzie, Edward Caird, T. H. Green, J. H. Muirhead, John Watson

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