David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780199266401
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600906 | DOI:

Series: Lines of Thought


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This chapter focuses on the similarities between Green's and another prominent figure in British idealism, Bradley. In metaphysics and epistemology, both are deeply critical of empiricism and endorse a form of absolute idealism. In ethics, both reject the incompatibilist view of freedom and determinism, both reject psychological and evaluative hedonism and are critical of utilitarianism, and both defend an ethics of self-realization. However, despite these similarities, it is surprising how little evidence there is of significant interaction and influence between the two.

Keywords: T. H. Green; Bradley; idealism; Ethical Studies

Chapter.  1534 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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