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T.H. Green and the Development of Ethical Socialism

T.H. Green and the Development of Ethical Socialism

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This book uncovers the philosophical foundations of a tradition of ethical socialism best represented in the work of R.H. Tawney, tracing its roots back to the work of T.H. Green. Green and his colleagues developed a philosophy that rejected the atomistic individualism and empiricist assumptions that underpinned classical liberalism and helped to found a new political ideology based around four notions: the common good; a positive view of freedom; equality of opportunity; and an expanded role for the state. The book shows how Tawney adopted the key features of the idealists’ philosophical settlement and used them to help shape his own notions of true freedom and equality, thereby establishing a tradition of thought which remains relevant in British politics today.

Keywords: Green, philosophy, ethical socialism, ethics, socialism, Tawney, individualism, empiricism, liberalism, liberal, ideology, politics, common good, freedom, equality of opportunity, British idealism, idealists, capitalism, welfare state, Darwinism, economics, morality, state intervention, Christianity, Labour, party politics, Fabian socialism

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
British Idealist Studies 3: Green
Page amount
217 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781845406721
Printed ISBN
9780907845324

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