Works of Thomas Hill Green: Volume 2, Philosophical Works

Works of Thomas Hill Green: Volume 2, Philosophical Works

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Thomas Hill Green (1836-82) was one of the most influential English thinkers of his time, and he made significant contributions to the development of political liberalism. Much of his career was spent at Balliol College, Oxford: having begun as a student of Benjamin Jowett, he later acted effectively as his second-in-command at the college. Interested for his whole career in social questions, Green supported the temperance movement, the extension of the franchise, and the admission of women to university education. He became Whyte's professor of moral philosophy at Oxford in 1878, and his lectures had a lasting influence on a generation of students. Volume 2, published in 1886, consists of Green's unpublished lecture notes. The Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation drew criticism upon Nettleship, Green's pupil and editor, for his editorial interventions: the idea of 'common good' was thought to vary significantly here from Green's other writings.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113909503X
  • 9781139095037

Table of contents

Preface; Lectures on the Philosophy of Kant: 1. The Critique of Pure Reason; 2. The metaphysics of ethics; Lectures on Logic: 1. The logic of the formal logicians; 2. The logic of J. S. Mill; On the different senses of 'freedom' as applied to will and to the moral progress of man; Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation: 1. The grounds of political obligation; 2. Spinoza; 3. Hobbes; 4. Locke; 5. Rousseau; 6. Sovereignty and the general will; 7. Will, not force, is the basis of the state; 8. Has the citizen rights against the state?; 9. Private rights. The right to life and liberty; 10. The right of the state over the individual in war; 11. The right of the state to punish; 12. The right of the state to promote morality; 13. The right of the state in regard to property; 14. The right of the state in regard to the family; 15. Rights and virtues.
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