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Introduction

  • W. J. Mander
  • Stamatoula Panagakou
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Abstract

Introducing the philosophy of the British Idealists, this chapter explains how the idea of ‘selfhood’ may be treated of as a key for unlocking their complex and interlocking system of thought. Standing at the centre of their world-view, the concept of the self is an axial and common point that radiates throughout all of the rest of their thinking, both illuminating their distinct researches and knitting them all together. Its role is traced briefly through the domains of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, logic, ethics, political theory and aesthetics. The second half of the chapter summarises and connects together the papers that follow.

Keywords

Political Philosophy Common Good Contemporary Philosophy Ethical Idea Theoretical Philosophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Mander
    • 1
  • Stamatoula Panagakou
    • 2
  1. 1.Harris Manchester CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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