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British Idealism and Social ExplanationA Study in Late Victorian Thought$
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Sandra M. den Otter

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.001.0001

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British Idealism and Social Explanation

Sandra M. Den Otter

Oxford University Press

Late 19th-century idealism has long been regarded as a strange and alien episode in the history of British thought and culture. However, J. S. Mill retained his formidable stature and idealism was at its peak by the mid-1880s. But despite its striking rise and dominance, idealism has been considered a curiosity in the otherwise stalwart traditions of British empiricism laid down variously by John Locke, David Hume, and J. S. Mill. British idealism has been interpreted in this way as an alien episode, partly because it was so closely linked to an inquiry into German philosophy. The idealists adopted elements of both Kantian and Hegelian philosophy and language.

Keywords:   idealism, history, British empiricism, public life, J. S. Mill

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