Bosanquet and British Political Thought


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William Sweet
St. Francis Xavier University
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The place of British idealism in the history of political thought has been the subject of much debate. Some have maintained that it represented "a complete change" from the liberal tradition of Mill and Bentham. We re-examine here some features of Bosanquet's political philosophy, arguing that evidence for its alleged "conservative" or "illiberal" character is far from conclusive. Still, while there are a number of key liberal values to be found in Bosanquet's thought, in several important respects he breaks with the earlier liberal tradition in Britain. This will allow us to draw some conclusions about the place of idealism in the history of 19th century British liberalism
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The Philosophical Theory of the State.Bernard Bosanquet - 1899 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
Idealistic Social Philosophy and Bernard Bosanquet.John Herman Randall - 1966 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 26 (4):473-502.
The Left Against Mill.Graeme Duncan - 1979 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 5:203.

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