The 'Puritan' Democracy of Thomas Hill Green (British by Alberto de Sanctis

By Alberto de Sanctis

The valuable drawback of this publication is to illustrate how Puritanism used to be a subject which ran via all Green’s biography and political philosophy. It thereby unearths how Green’s connections with Evangelicalism and his recognized affinities with non secular dissent got here from his approach of conceiving Puritanism. In Green’s eyes, its anti-formalist standpoint made Puritanism the main appropriate software for warding off the drawbacks of democracy. the most important target of the publication is to demonstrate how the philosophy elaborated by way of eco-friendly aimed to encapsulate the simplest of Puritanism when eschewing the harmful abstractions of either Puritan philosophy and German idealism. It follows that Green’s belief of confident and destructive freedom, and his imaginative and prescient of political legal responsibility, stemmed from his attempt to restore the Puritan background instead of from an ambiguous flirtation with idealism.

The ebook purports to teach how the impression of Puritanism in Green’s political inspiration is part which may aid to combine the literature within the region, contributing to a greater comprehension of a thinker who, regardless of being unanimously regarded as the founding father of the so-called Oxford idealist tuition, had a truly tricky and occasionally vague reference to idealism. it's been largely argued that Green’s courting with idealism appeared to be contaminated by way of a non secular germ which, since it was once unrelated to German idealism, gave it a nasty style. This research goals to motivate additional research into the character and propagation of that germ within the British idealist School.

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