By David Boucher
British Idealism -- prompted on the finish of the eighteenth century via the nature of German Idealist inspiration constructed by way of Kant, Fichte and Hegel -- started to identify its roots through the heart of the 19th century and speedily grew to become the dominant British philosophy. it all started to be challenged on the flip of the century by means of philosophers together with Bertrand Russell and by way of the tip of the 1st global warfare it used to be at the retreat, even though its philosophical reverberations are nonetheless obtrusive. Testimony to this truth is the significant renaissance of Idealist reviews, and especially within the works of its newest twentieth-century exponents, Michael Oakeshott and R.G. Collingwood. This ebook deals an advent to British Idealism via a examine of every of the seven key thinkers -- T. H. eco-friendly, Bernard Bosanquet, F. H. Bradley, Henry Jones, David Ritchie, R. G. Collingwood, and Michael Oakeshott. It explores the non secular, political, ethical, ideological, and financial issues that underpin their paintings, stressing the relevance in their philosophy -- with the emphasis on social cohesiveness and the connection among person and collective accountability -- to present politics.Written via of the major specialists within the box, it is a useful textual content that would introduce the speculation of British Idealism to a huge variety of readers.