By W. J. Mander, Stamatoula Panagakou

ISBN-10: 1137466707

ISBN-13: 9781137466709

ISBN-10: 1137466715

ISBN-13: 9781137466716

This publication reassesses the origins, improvement and legacy of the philosophy of the British idealists, demonstrating the long-lasting relevance in their suggestion for the trendy self-discipline. This physique of labor coheres round the unmarried unifying subject matter of the self – an idea of vital significance to the idealist institution. specific consciousness can also be paid to the various connections that carry among numerous philosophers and branches of philosophy, in addition to making a set of regularly operating dialogues among contributing authors. Readers will find a complete, stimulating and sharply centred landscape of British idealist idea, in an effort to be necessary to philosophers, historians of principles, political and social theorists, psychologists, and policy-makers who desire to achieve a deeper knowing of the citizen as a self.

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He argues that “the ego is never passive. Its being is pure act. To hold it passive is to hold it annihilated” (Ferrier, 2001, vol. 3, p. 134). In order to allow for the possibility of freedom and morality, 2 The Early British Idealists and the Metaphysics of the Self 35 one’s consciousness cannot be at the mercy of external forces, and this is why he rejects a passive account of the self. He says: “If there be bondage in his common consciousness, it must necessarily pass into his moral conscience.

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