First published in 1925. This book is a brief analysis of the historical relation of contemporary writers to their immediate predecessors. The author attempts to further a comprehensive summary of certain selected writers, with a criticism of their ideas, while in the last chapter an attempt is made at synthesis. Among those whose work is examined are Ramsay MacDonald, Bertrand Russell, Harold Laski, the Pauls, Hobhouse, Bryce, G. D. H. Cole, Norman Angell, etc. This title will be of great interest to students of politics, philosophy and history.
Table of Contents
1. The Heritance 2. The Psychologists: McDougall and Wallas 3. The Idealists: Jones and Watson 4. The Individualists: Cecil and Mallock 5. The Collectivists: The Webbs and MacDonald 6. The Pluralists: I. Laski and Russell 7. The Pluralists: II. Cole 8. The Communists: William Paul and E. and C. Paul 9. The Theory of Compromise: Hobhouse and Bryce 10. Internationalism: Norman Angell 11. The Governance of a Utopia 12. The State of Literature: I. The Drama 13. The State of Literature: II. The Novel 14. The Future; Notes; Bibliography; Index