The Moral, Social and Political Philosophy of the
Edited by William Sweet
300 pages £25/$49.90 0-907845-673 (cloth)
The British idealists of the late 19th and early 20th century are best
known for their contributions to metaphysics, logic, and political philosophy.
Yet they also made important contributions to social and public policy,
social and moral philosophy and moral education, as shown by this volume.
Their views are not only important in their own right, but also bear on
contemporary discussion in public policy and applied ethics. Among the
authors discussed are Green, Caird, Ritchie, Bradley, Bosanquet, Jones,
McTaggart, Pringle-Pattison, Webb, Ward, Mackenzie, Hetherington, Muirhead,
Collingwood and Oakeshott. The writings of idealist philosophers from Canada,
South Africa, and India are also examined. Contributors include Avital
Simhony, Darin Nesbitt, Carol A. Keene, Stamatoula Panagakou, David Boucher,
Leslie Armour, Jan Olof Bengtsson, Thom Brooks, James Connelly, Philip
MacEwen, Efraim Podoksik, Elizabeth Trott and William Sweet.