This volume collects a range of the most important published critical essays on T.H. Green's political philosophy. These essays consider Green's ethical and political philosophy, his accounts of freedom, rights, political obligation and property and the location of his political theory in the discourses of Victorian liberalism. It concludes with a selection of essays that provide comparative discussions of aspects of Green's political philosophy with positions advanced by Sidgwick, Rousseau, Kant and Hegel, and with both conservative and liberal responses to his ideas that emerged in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan.
Contents; Series preface; Introduction; Part I Ethics and Politics: Green's principles of political obligation, H.A. Prichard; Prichard, Green and moral obligation, Charles H. Monson Jr; Green and the common good: the criticism of incoherence, Peter P. Nicholson; T.H. Green: the common good society, Avital Simhony. Part II Liberty in Political Society: On forcing individuals to be free: T.H. Green's liberal theory of positive freedom, Avital Simhony; , Beyond positive and negative freedom: T.H. Green's view of freedom, Avital Simhony; A new scheme of positive and negative freedom: reconstructing T.H. Green on freedom, Maria Dimova-Cookson. Part III Rights and Political Obligation: The common good and rights in Green's ethical and political theory, A.J.M. Milne; Green's theory of political obligation and disobedience, Paul Harris; T.H. Green on individual rights and the common good, Rex Martin; Green's rights recognition thesis and moral internalism, Gerald F. Gaus. Part IV The Rights of the State: The individualism of T.H. Green, H.D. Lewis; T.H. Green's theory of punishment, Thom Brookes; T.H. Green and the moralization of the market, Phillip Hansen; Property and personal development: an interpretation of T.H. Green's political philosophy, John Morrow; T.H. Green on property and moral responsibility, David Crossley. Part V Green and Victorian Liberalism: T.H. Green and his audience: liberalism as a surrogate faith, Melvin Richter; T.H. Green and state action: liquor legislation, Peter Nicholson; T.H. Green and the religion of citizenship, Andrew Vincent; T.H. Green and the morality of Victorian liberalism, Richard Bellamy; The feminism of T.H. Green: a late-Victorian success story?, Olive Anderson; T.H. Green, advanced liberalism and the reform question 1865-1876, Colin Tyler. Part IV Green in the History of Political Thought: Green and Sidgwick on the community of the good, G.F. Barbour; Green, Rousseau and the culture pattern, D.H. Monro; T.H. Green's doubts ab