Schelling and the British Universities

  • Giles WhiteleyEmail author


This chapter considers Schelling’s role in the British Universities. It begins by considering the ways in which Schelling became a figure invoked tactically by both sides in the debate over university reform during the middle of the nineteenth century. The chapter then considers the ways in which Schelling found a number of sympathetic readers in the universities of the period, particularly in London and Manchester. The concluding part of the chapter focuses on Oxford and evaluates the reception of Schelling by the British idealists. It focuses on the rhetorical strategies used by James Hutchinson Stirling to marginalise Schelling, also considering a number of major figures in the first generation British idealism such as Thomas Hill Green and William Wallace.


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