The Platonic Tradition in Anglo-Saxon Philosophy: Studies in the History of Idealism in England and America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Platonic Tradition in Anglo-Saxon Philosophy

Studies in the History of Idealism in England and America, 1st Edition

By John H. Muirhead


446 pages

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Originally published in 1931, Muirhead’s study aims to challenge the view that Locke’s empiricism is the main philosophical thought to come out of England, suggesting that the Platonic tradition is much more prominent. These views are explored in detail in this text as well as touching on its development in the nineteenth century from Coleridge to Bradley and discussions on Transcendentalism in the United States. This title will be of interest to students of Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Part One: Early Idealistic Movement in English Philosophy; 1. The Cambridge Platonists: The School 2. Cudworth (i) Intellectual System 3. Cudworth (ii) Immutable Morality 4. The Oxford Aftermath, John Norris (i) The Ideal World Absolutely in Itself 5. John Norris 6. Arthur Collier; Part Two: Nineteenth-Century Idealism in England; 1. Carlyle’s Transcendental Symbolism 2. How Hegel Came to England 3. Hegelianism in Being 4. Hesitation and Arrest 5. Forward from Hegel: Bradley (i) Early Essays 6. Bradley (ii) Reorientation 7. Bradley (iii) Appearance and Reality 8. Bradley (iv) Essays on Truth and Reality 9. Bradley (V) Terminal Essays; Part Three: Idealism in America; 1. Transatlantic Echoes of Earlier Movements 2. Hegelianism in America 3. Charles Peirce 4. Josiah Royce (i) Early Essays 5. Royce (ii) The Religious Aspect of Philosophy 6. Royce (iii) New Starting Point in "The Conception of God" 7. Royce (iv) The World and the Individual 8. Royce (V) Last Phase: The Problem of Christianity; Conclusion: What is Dead and What is Alive in Idealism; Index

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PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Idealism