An introduction to Bradley's metaphysics

New York: Oxford University Press (1994)
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W. J. Mander provides a brief introduction to and critical assessment of the thought of the greatest of the British Idealist philosophers, F. H. Bradley (1846-1924), whose work has been largely neglected in this century. After a general introduction to Bradley's metaphysics and its logical foundations, Mander shows that much of Bradley's philosophy has been seriously misunderstood. Mander argues that any adequate treatment of Bradley's thought must take full account of his unique dual inheritance from the traditions of British empiricism and Hegelian rationalism. The scholarship of recent years is assessed, and new interpretations are offered of Bradley's views about truth, predication, and relations, and of his arguments for idealism.



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Methodology and Metaphysics

It is almost inevitable that anyone schooled in contemporary Anglo-American philosophy will feel a not inconsiderable sense of dislocation should they turn to consider such a topic as the metaphysical theories of F. H. Bradley. For, notwithstanding the possibility that a deeper understandi... see more

Identity and Contradiction

This chapter examines the logical foundations of F. H. Bradley's philosophy, focusing on his account of the relation between thought and reality as well as his core beliefs about the basic logical structure of reality. Bradley's own theory about the nature of truth and some of the other ac... see more

Subject and Predicate

This chapter examines F. H. Bradley's view of the nature of thought and why it is so different from reality. In calling thought abstract or universal, Bradley wishes to bring to the fore the fact that it is essentially divisive. Thought works by taking reality and carving off, or abstracti... see more

Terms and Relations

The pluralist world-view involves not just a multiplicity of separately existing subjects, individuated by their differing properties or arrangements of properties, but also a system of relations between them. They may be bigger or wiser than one another, they may be next to or after one a... see more

Space and Time

This chapter examines F. H. Bradley's arguments against the reality of space and time from a philosophical point of view. Bradley's arguments against space and time are connected with his attack on relations. Space and time involve relations, relations are unreal, therefore space and time ... see more

Idealism and the Absolute

The harmonious reconciliation of difference and identity provides F. H. Bradley with the abstract skeleton or pattern which reality must possess. However, there is much more to the Absolute than just this. Bradley claims that the Absolute is one system, and its contents are nothing but sen... see more

The Absolute and its Appearances

F. H. Bradley's philosophical system involves the condemnation of the entire world of common-sense experience and reflection. Things and their properties, terms and their relations, space, and time, and the whole host of things whose analysis involves these notions are all claimed to belon... see more

System and Scepticism

This chapter considers some general questions concerning the interpretation of F. H. Bradley's philosophy and demonstrates how his philosophy reconciles sceptical epistemology and constructive metaphysics. Two important questions concern Bradley's main influences and the relative roles of ... see more

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