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Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists

Tyler, Colin; Connelly, James



This article surveys and contextualizes the British idealists' philosophical writings on language, aesthetics and emotions, starting with T.H. Green and concluding with Michael Oakeshott. It highlights ways in which their philosophical insights have been wrongly overlooked by later writers. It explores R.L. Nettleship's posthumous publications in this field and notes that they exerted significant influences on British idealists and closely related figures, such as Bernard Bosanquet and R.G. Collingwood. The writing of other figures are also explored, not least F.H. Bradley and J.A. Smith. The article concludes by introducing in turn the remaining articles that are found in this special issue.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Publication Date Jul 4, 2018
Print ISSN 0960-8788
Electronic ISSN 1469-3526
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 4
Pages 643-659
APA6 Citation Tyler, C., & Connelly, J. (2018). Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 26(4), 643-659. doi:10.1080/09608788.2018.1475344
Keywords British idealism; Language; Aesthetics; Emotions; Nettleship
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