British Idealism: A History

Paperback | April 27, 2014

byW. J. Mander

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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 ofthis 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 volumeprovides 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. Bycovering 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 thefamiliar 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 moresuperficial accounts have tended to obscure.

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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 ofthis mode of thinking, British Idealism: A H...

W. J. Mander was educated at University College London and Corpus Christi College Oxford. After holding a Junior Research Fellowship at St Anne's College, he became a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. Although he is also interested in Early Modern Philosophy, his main area of research is in Nineteenth Century British Philosophy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:628 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Introduction2. Beginnings and Influences3. The History of Philosophy4. The Metaphysics of the Absolute5. Idealist Philosophy of Religion6. The Idealist Ethic of Social Self-Realisation7. Idealist Political and Social Philosophy8. Idealist Logic9. Aesthetics and Literature10. Developments in Idealist Metaphysics11. Developments in Idealist Philosophy of Religion12. Developments in Idealist Logic13. Developments in Idealist Ethics14. Developments in Idealist Political and Social Philosophy15. The After-Life of IdealismBibliographyIndex

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`the first really comprehensive and systematic overview of the British Idealist movement to date . . . an authoritative and immensely detailed synopsis of the movement as a whole, including, for any potential research students, a splendid biographical resource . . . a welcome and extremelywell-done history . . . it provides a valuable and detailed corrective to the way British philosophy has constructed its own historical self-image in the later twentieth century.'Andrew Vincent, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 26/03/12