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Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

David O. Brink

Abstract

This book presents a study of T. H. Green's classic Prolegomena to Ethics (1883) and its role in his philosophical thought. Green is one of the two most important figures in the British idealist tradition, and his political writings and activities had a profound influence on the development of Liberal politics in Britain. The Prolegomena is his major philosophical work. It begins with his idealist attack on empiricist metaphysics and epistemology and develops a perfectionist ethical theory that aims to bring together the best elements in the ancient and modern traditions, and that provides the ... More

Keywords: T. H. Green, idealism, Liberal politics, empiricist metaphysics, epistemology, empiricism, agency, self-realization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199266401
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199266409.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David O. Brink, author
Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
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