First published in 1942, Bradley’s Dialectic is a competent survey of Bradley’s leading philosophical principles, together with its difficulties. The primary objective is to bring out in somewhat simple terms the essential character of Bradley’s dialectic. Here ‘dialectic’ means a method of elucidation. Professor Church’s appraisal of the pertinence of Bradley’s dialectic is heightened by his critical discussion of several less elucidated metaphysical features. In this connection, he submits a penetrating criticism of misrepresentations of Bradley’s views, especially in the important subject of Relations and its place in the structure and development of Thought. Although brief, Professor Church’s analysis is a vital study of crucial themes in philosophy, which will appeal to students of Philosophy and Metaphysics.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. The Dialectic of Relation and Quality 2. Space and Time 3. The General Nature of Reality 4. The Internality of Thought and Reality 5. The Coherence Theory of Truth and Reality 6. Identity in Difference 7. The Relational and The Absolute 8. Some Basic Difficulties 9. Relational and Absolute Identity Index
Ralph Withington Church