T. H. Green: Marriage, the Family Unit and Society

  • Helen LoaderEmail author


As a member of the Liberal Party and a philosopher, T. H. Green and his wife Charlotte were equally committed to improving access to education to the whole of their Oxford society, ‘regardless of station, wealth, religion or gender.’ In the 1980s, Olive Anderson highlighted the fact that despite the increasing importance seen in the role of Greenian philosophy in politics, education and society at that time, his views on women and the family rarely featured in commentaries and monographs. There has been an increasing interest in Green and his followers’ contribution to society since Anderson’s article, and while the role of gender equality within his theory of moral progress, outlined in Chapter 3, and civic society is beginning to feature to a greater extent within publications and debates, there are still substantial gaps in how women applied Green’s ideas in their lives and through their work.


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  1. 1.Centre for History of Women’s EducationUniversity of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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