British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Oxford University Press (1996)

Abstract
Idealism became the dominant philosphical school of thought in late nineteenth-century Britain. In this original and stimulating study, Sandra den Otter examines its roots in Greek and German thinking and locates it among the prevalent methodologies and theories of the period: empiricism and positivism, naturalism, evolution, and utilitarianism. In particular, she sets it in the context of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debate about a science of society and the contemporary preoccupation with `community'.
Keywords Idealism, English  Social sciences History  Political science History
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Call number B1616.I5.D46 1996
ISBN(s) 0198206003   9780198206002
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