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‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy (2018)
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Tyler, C. (in press). ‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, 25(1),

Establishing Thomas Hill Green’s naturalism and the philosophical redundancy of his religious beliefs is profoundly important when understanding his philosophy and, by extension, when understanding British idealism as a philosophical movement. This a... Read More

Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealists (2018)
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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

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... Read More

Forms, dialectics and the healthy community: the British idealists' receptions of Plato (2018)
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Tyler, C. (2018). Forms, dialectics and the healthy community: the British idealists' receptions of Plato. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 100(1), 76-105. doi:10.1515/agph-2018-0004

© 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH. All rights reserved. This article counters the dominant misinterpretations of the British idealists' readings of Plato, thereby fundamentally undermining the current historiography of Plato's modern reception in the Eng... Read More

J. A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain (2017)
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Tyler, C. (2017). J. A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain. History of European ideas, 43(8), (1002-1015). doi:10.1080/01916599.2017.1284141. ISSN 0191-6599

This article analyses the theory of sexuality, personality and politics developed by the literary critic John Addington Symonds (1840-93). Sections one and two introduce Symonds’ changing reputation as a modernist theorist of ‘sexual inversion’ (homo... Read More

Individuality, freedom and socialism: the British idealists' critiques of the Fichtean state (2014)
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Tyler, C. (2015). Individuality, freedom and socialism: the British idealists' critiques of the Fichtean state. Political studies, 63(2), (319-335). doi:10.1111/1467-9248.12108. ISSN 0032-3217

Together with utilitarianism, British idealism dominated Anglo-American philosophy from the 1870s until the end of the First World War. This article counters a persisting criticism of the British idealists: that they endorsed the allegedly oppressive... Read More

Drafting the Nineteen Propositions, January to July 1642 (2012)
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Tyler, C. (2012). Drafting the Nineteen Propositions, January to July 1642. Parliamentary History, 31(3), (263-312). doi:10.1111/j.1750-0206.2012.00345.x. ISSN 0264-2824

This article analyses the drafting of the document eventually printed as the Nineteen Propositions. Section two addresses certain issues regarding the methods and concepts employed in the subsequent analysis, focusing on consensus-building, constitut... Read More

Power, alienation and performativity in capitalist societies (2011)
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Tyler, C. (2011). Power, alienation and performativity in capitalist societies. European Journal of Social Theory, 14(2), (161-179). doi:10.1177/1368431011403460. ISSN 1368-4310

The article presents a model of performative agency in capitalist societies. The first section reconsiders the problem of third-dimensional power as developed by Steven Lukes, focusing on the relationships between universal human needs and social for... Read More

The liberal Hegelianism of Edward Caird: or, how to transcend the social economics of Kant and the romantics (2010)
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Tyler, C. (2010). The liberal Hegelianism of Edward Caird: or, how to transcend the social economics of Kant and the romantics. International Journal of Social Economics, 37(11), (852-866). doi:10.1108/03068291011082829. ISSN 0306-8293

Purpose: The paper establishes that Edward Caird developed a distinctive form of liberal Hegelianism out of his critical responses to Kant, the romantic tradition of Rousseau, Goethe and Wordsworth and indeed Hegel himself. Design/methodology/approac... Read More

Performativity and the intellectual historian's re-enactment of written works. (2009)
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Tyler, C. (2009). Performativity and the intellectual historian's re-enactment of written works. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 3(2), (167-186). doi:10.1163/187226309x434858. ISSN 1872-261X

This article develops and defends a performative conception of historical re-enactment as a fruitful method by which intellectual historians can interpret texts. Specifically, it argues that, in order to understand properly any given text, the intell... Read More