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Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Daniel Brown


The conventional picture of the young Hopkins as a conservative High-Church ritualist is starkly contested by this book, which draws upon his unpublished Oxford essays on philosophy to reveal a boldly speculative intellectual liberal. Less concerned with Christian factionalism than with countering contemporary threats to faith itself, Hopkins' thought is seen to follow that of his teachers Benjamin Jowett and T. H. Green, who turned to Kant and Hegel to vouchsafe the grounds of Christian belief against contemporary scientism. Hopkins' personal metaphysic of ‘inscape’ and ‘instress’, which has ... More

Keywords: Hopkins, Christian factionalism, Benjamin Jowett, T. H. Green, scientism, inscape, instress, poetry, Oxford

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198183532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Brown, author
University of Western Australia