Bernard Bosanquet

T.L.S. Sprigge

in The God of Metaphysics

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199283040
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603662 | DOI:
                   Bernard Bosanquet

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This chapter begins with a description of the life and early works of Bernard Bosanquet which show some remarkable insights into the future of Christianity. It then turns to his later work, particularly his Gifford Lectures. Its strange mixture of materialism and idealism is considered and explained. Accounts and evaluations are provided of his views on panpsychism, on the State, on the problem of evil, on teleology, and on how all things operate according to the kind of whole to which they belong. His ethical outlook is charged with a lack of compassion and this is exhibited in his connection with the Charity Organization Society.

Keywords: Bernard Bosanquet; Christianity; materialist; laws of nature; panpsychism; evil; value; Absolute; religion

Chapter.  39106 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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