Originally published in 1982, this volume examines the sources of British Hegelian thinking, the lines of its development and intellectual relationships among members of the school. The sources in this book include twentieth century Marxians who pioneered the move ‘back to Hegel’ such as Gramsci and Lukacs. It includes brief biographical entries of the principal British Hegelians and of minor figures wo paved the way for Hegel’s entry into British philosophy.
Table of Contents
1. Idealist Political Theory and the Victorian Frame of Mind 2. The Prehistory of Hegelianism in Britain 3. Religious Resistance to Hegel: From Coleridge to Personal Idealism 4. J. H. Stirling: Kant s the "Secret" of Hegel 5. Hegel and classical Scholarship at Oxford 6. The Principle of Utility from Hume to Sidgwick 7. F. H. Bradley: The Organic theory of Society 8. T. H. Green: The Pursuit of the Common Good 9. Bernard Bosanquet: The Idealist Theory of the State 10. Idealism, ‘Evolutionism’ and Utilitarianism 11. Idealism as a Substitute Religion 12. R. B. Haldane: Hegelianism with ‘Dirty Hands’ 13. The Decline of British Hegelianism