F. H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley

Bradley, Francis Herbert

Francis Herbert Bradley, 1846–1924, English philosopher. He was educated at Oxford, where he became a fellow of Merton College in 1876. His works include Ethical Studies (1876), Principles of Logic (1883), and Appearance and Reality (1893). In logic, Bradley attacked the psychological tendencies of empiricism by differentiating sharply between the mental act as a psychological event and its universal meaning; to him only the latter was the concern of logic. In metaphysics Bradley held that many phenomena considered real, such as space and time, are only appearances. Reality, or what Bradley called the Absolute, is an all-inclusive whole that transcends thought. Although greatly influenced by Hegel, Bradley's metaphysics is generally considered a highly original contribution to philosophical thought.

See his collection of essays (2 vol., 1935) and T. S. Eliot, Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley (1989).

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F. H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley: Selected full-text books and articles

Ethical Studies By F. H. Bradley Clarendon Press, 1962 (2nd edition)
Writings on Logic and Metaphysics By F. H. Bradley; James W. Allard; Guy Stock Clarendon Press, 1994
James and Bradley: American Truth and British Reality By T. L. S. Sprigge Open Court Publishing, 1993
The Platonic Tradition in Anglo-Saxon Philosophy: Studies in the History of Idealism in England and America By John H. Muirhead George Allen & Unwin, 1931
Librarian’s tip: "Forward from Hegel: Bradley (i). Early Essays" begins on p. 219, "Bradley (ii). Reorientation" begins on p. 247, "Bradley (iii). Appearance and Reality" begins on p. 257, "Bradley (iv). Essays on Truth and Reality" begins on p. 279, and "Bradley (v). Ter
Nature, Mind, and Modern Science By Errol E. Harris Allen & Unwin, 1954
Librarian’s tip: "The Idealism of F. H. Bradley" begins on p. 256 and "Reinterpretation of Bradley's Theory" begins on p. 260
The Classical Moralists By Benjamin Rand Houghton, Mifflin, 1937
Librarian’s tip: "Francis Herbert Bradley: Ethical Studies" begins on p. 720
Philosophical Style: An Anthology about the Writing and Reading of Philosophy By Berel Lang Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1980
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 21 "Victorian Philosophical Prose: J. S. Mill and F. H. Bradley"
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History of Philosophy: Eastern and Western By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Ardeshir Ruttonji Wadia; Dhirendra Mohan Datta; Humayun Kabir George Allen & Unwin, vol.2, 1953
Librarian’s tip: "Francis Herbert Bradley (A.D. 1846-1924)" begins on p. 305
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