Francis Herbert Bradley

Francis Herbert Bradley

Born: 1846. Died: 1924.


He was born at Clapham, Surrey, England. He was the child of Charles Bradley, an Evangelical preacher, and his second wife, Emma Linton. In 1865, he entered University College, Oxford.

He was a member of the movement known as British idealism and famous for his pluralistic approach to philosophy. His pluralistic outlook saw a unity transcending divisions between the philosophy of ethics, history, logic, epistemology, metaphysics and psychology.

One of Bradley's notable characteristics, in his writing, is his technique of arguing from the meaning of a word. In his concern with word meanings he might be seen as anticipating the more language-orientated philosophy of the 20th century.

Major Books of Francis Herbert Bradley

- Aphorisms, 1930
- Appearance and Reality, 1893
- Essays on Truth and Reality, 1914
- Ethical Studies, 1927
- The Principles of Logic, 1883

Major Articles of Francis Herbert Bradley

- 1883, Is Self-Sacrifice an Enigma?, Mind
- 1883, Is There Such a Thing as Pure Malevolence?, Mind
- 1883, Sympathy and Interest, Mind
- 1884, Can a Man Sin Against Knowledge?, Mind
- 1887, Why do we Remember Forwards and not Backwards?, Mind
- 1888, Reality and Thought, Mind
- 1894, The Limits of Individual and National Self-Sacrifice, International Journal of Ethics
- 1895, In What Sense are Psychical States Extended?, Mind
- 1911, Faith, The Philosophical Review
- 1911, Anglo-American Philosophies of Penal Law. IV. The Philosophy of Responsibility, Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology
- 1911, On Some Aspects of Truth, Mind



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