First published in 1927, Science and Philosophy: And Other Essays is a collection of individual papers written by Bernard Bosanquet during his highly industrious philosophical life. The collection was put together by Bosanquet’s wife after the death of the writer and remains mostly unaltered with just a few papers added and the order of entries improved. The papers here displayed consist of various contributions Bosanquet made to Mind, the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, the International Journal of Ethics and other periodicals, as well as work from volumes of lectures and essays under his own or other editorship.
Throughout the collection, Bosanquet considers the relationship between science and philosophy. The two subject areas became increasingly intertwined during Bosanquet’s lifetime as scientific writers grew more interested in the philosophical investigation of the concepts which underlined their work and philosophical thinkers recognised the importance of the relationship between mathematics and logic as well as that between physics and metaphysics. The first essay in this volume discusses this idea explicitly and all subsequent articles may be regarded as essays in support of the main discussion with which the volume opens.
Table of Contents
1. Preface Part I Logic and Metaphysics 2. Science and Philosophy 3. The Philosophical Importance of a True Theory of Identity 4. On the Philosophical Distinction Between "Knowledge" and "Opinion" 5. On a Defect in the Customary Logical Formulation of Inductive Reasoning 6. Contradiction and Reality 7. Life and Finite Individuality 8. Time and the Absolute 9. The Permanent Meaning of the Argument from Design Part II Ethical, Social, and Political 10. The Practical Value of Moral Philosophy 11. Recent Criticism of Green’s Ethics 12. Hedonism among Idealists 13. The Prediction of Human Conduct 14. The Relation of Sociology to Philosophy 15. Social Automatism and the Imitation Theory 16. The Reality of the General Will 17. The Duties of Citizenship 18. "Ladies and Gentlemen" 19. Some Reflections on the Idea of Decadence 20. On the True Conception of Another World 21. The Kingdom of God on Earth 22. The Place of Leisure in Life Part III Aesthetics 23. The Part Played by Aesthetic in the Development of Modern Philosophy 24. On the Nature of Aesthetic Emotion 25. Croce’s Aesthetics 26. Index of Persons 27. Index of Subjects