• Power, alienation and performativity in capitalist societies
    European Journal of Social Theory 14 (2): 161-179. 2011.
    The article presents a model of performative agency in capitalist societies. The first section reconsiders the problem of third-dimensional power as developed by Steven Lukes, focusing on the relationships between universal human needs and social forms. The second section uses the concepts of the ‘self’, ‘I’ and ‘person’ to characterize the relationships between human nature, affect, individual alienation, social institutions and personal judgement. Alienation is argued to be inherent in human a…Read more
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    “All history is the history of thought”: competing British idealist historiographies
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28 (3): 573-593. 2020.
    Along with utilitarianism, British idealism was the most important philosophical and practical movement in Britain and its Empire during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Even thou...
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    Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (4): 643-659. 2018.
    ABSTRACTThis article surveys and contextualizes the British idealists’ philosophical writings on language, aesthetics and emotions, starting with T. H. Green and concluding with Michael Oakeshott. It highlights ways in which their philosophical insights have been wrongly overlooked by later writers. It explores R. L. Nettleship’s posthumous publications in this field and notes that they exerted significant influences on British idealists and closely related figures, such as Bernard Bosanquet and…Read more
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    J.A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain
    History of European Ideas 43 (8): 1002-1015. 2017.
    ABSTRACTThis article analyses the theory of sexuality, personality and politics developed by the literary critic John Addington Symonds. Sections 1 and 2 introduce Symonds’ changing reputation as a modernist theorist of ‘sexual inversion’. Section 3 examines his conceptualization of the processes whereby an individual can sublimate sexual urges to create a harmonious and unalienated personality which acknowledges the need to combine transgressive self-expression with social convention. Section 4…Read more
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    Forms, Dialectics and the Healthy Community: The British Idealists’ Receptions of Plato
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 100 (1): 76-105. 2018.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Jahrgang: 99 Heft: 4 Seiten: 76-105.
  • This book presents a critical reconstruction of the social and political facets of Thomas Hill Green’s liberal socialism. It explores the complex relationships Green sees between human nature, personal freedom, the common good, rights and the state. It explores Green’s analysis of free exchange, his critique of capitalism and his defence of trade union activity and the cooperative movement. It establishes that Green gives only grudging support to welfarism, which he saw as a conservative mechani…Read more
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    The Politics of Conscience: T H Green and his Age (review)
    Bradley Studies 3 (2): 192-198. 1997.
    On its first publication, Stuart Hampshire opened his review of Melvin Richter’s Politics of Conscience with the claim that, “T H Green, who died in 1882, is a minor figure in the history of philosophy.” Hampshire continued
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    Hegel, war and the tragedy of imperialism
    History of European Ideas 30 (4): 403-431. 2004.
    This article contextualises Hegel's writings on international order, especially those concerning war and imperialism. The recurring theme is the tragic nature of the struggles for recognition which are instantiated by these phenomena. Section one examines Hegel's analysis of the Holy Roman Empire in the context of French incursions into German territories, as that analysis was developed in his early essay on ‘The German Constitution’ . The significance of his distinction between the political an…Read more
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    Brian Barry and Writings on Social Justice from the Left
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 5 (2): 301-312. 2008.
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    T.H. Green, advanced liberalism and the reform question 1865–1876
    History of European Ideas 29 (4): 437-458. 2003.
    This paper examines Thomas Hill Green's changing attitude to the Reform Question between 1865 and 1876. sketches the Radical landscape against which Green advocated reform between 1866 and 1867, paying particular attention to the respective positions of Gladstone, J.S. Mill and Bright on the relationship between responsible citizenship and class membership. examines Green's theories of social balance and responsible citizenship at the time of his lectures on the English Civil War. argues that, c…Read more
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    Recollections Regarding Thomas Hill Green
    Collingwood and British Idealism Studies 14 (2): 5-79. 2008.
  • The British Idealist movement flourished between the 1860s and 1920s and exerted a very significant influence in the USA, India and Canada, most notably on John Dewey and Josiah Royce. The movement also laid the groundwork for the thought of Oakeshott and Collingwood. Its leading figures – particularly Green and Caird – have left a number of complete or near complete manuscripts in various British university archives, many of which remain unpublished. This important collection widens access to t…Read more
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    British Idealists sought to come to terms with, amongst many other things, the existence of knowledge and the development of the evolutionary and geological sciences such as they were expressed in the writings of the likes of Herbert Spencer, George Lewes and William Clifford. Different British Idealists held different attitudes to scientific evolutionary theories. Here, I shall examine the approach of the most profound member of the school — Thomas Hill Green.
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    Thomas hill green
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2008.
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    Spencer (ca. 1874-5)
    Collingwood and British Idealism Studies 12 (1): 5-38. 2006.
    In this previously unpublished essay, Edward Caird attacks Spencer's Transfigured Realism, before defending an absolute idealist theory of the formation of self-consciousness. Along the way, Caird also considered the writings of Bishop George Berkeley, David Hume, Sir William Hamilton, J.S. Mill and Henry Sidgwick. Yet the primary foci of the essay were Herbert Spencer's writings, particularly First Principles, the second edition of Principles of Psychology and the third volume of Essays: Scient…Read more
  • Edward Caird
    In Leemon McHenry, P. Dematteis & P. Fosl (eds.), Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, Bruccoli Clark Layman. pp. 262--61. 2002.
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    Vindicating British Idealism: David Ritchie contra David Weinstein
    Collingwood and British Idealism Studies 15 (2): 54-75. 2009.
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    British Idealists sought to come to terms with, amongst many other things, the existence of knowledge and the development of the evolutionary and geological sciences such as they were expressed in the writings of the likes of Herbert Spencer, George Lewes and William Clifford. Different British Idealists held different attitudes to scientific evolutionary theories. Here, I shall examine the approach of the most profound member of the school — Thomas Hill Green.
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    This article argues that, despite its reputation as a homogenising and authoritarian system, the political thought of Bernard Bosanquet contains resources with which to develop a robust and culturally sensitive model of liberal multiculturalism. Throughout the discussion, Bosanquet's thought is located within contemporary theoretical debates. The first section rehearses the critique of Millian liberalism developed by Bhikhu Parekh and others, which alleges that the considerations of individualit…Read more
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    Book Review: Some of the Recent Scholarship on Thomas Hill Green (review)
    European Journal of Political Theory 5 (2): 213-221. 2006.
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    The Much-Maligned and Misunderstood Eternal Consciousness
    Bradley Studies 9 (2): 126-138. 2003.
    The primary purpose of this paper is to defend three controversial claims that arise out of T.H. Green’s arguments in the first two books of the Prolegomena to Ethics. The first claim—which I defend in §1—is that one should not try to separate the aspects of Green’s metaphysical theory that are set out in book one of the Prolegomena from the theory of the will he developed in book two. The second claim—defended in §2—is that it is possible for an atheist to accept Green’s arguments for the exist…Read more