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Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory (2019)
Journal Article
Fear, C. (in press). Collingwood's New Leviathan and classical elite theory. History of European ideas, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2019.1628582

R. G. Collingwood's New Leviathan (1942) presents an account of two ‘dialectical’ political processes that are ongoing in any body politic. Existing scholarship has already covered the first: a dialectic between a ‘social’ and a ‘non-social’ element,... Read More

‘A State by a Sort of Courtesy’: T.H Green’s theory of the state as a critique of Czarism (2019)
Book Chapter
Tyler, C. (in press). ‘A State by a Sort of Courtesy’: T.H Green’s theory of the state as a critique of Czarism. In Etica, Politica, Storia universale

The chapter is structured as follows. Section two briefly sketches Thomas Hill Green’s early attitudes to Russia. Section three analyses Green’s mature conception of “the state” and considers its influence on his mature attitude towards Czarism. Sect... Read More

‘God, man, and nature’: Neo-Aristotelian naturalism in T.H. Green’s faith and philosophy (2018)
Journal Article
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

J. A. Symonds, socialism and the crisis of sexuality in fin-de-siècle Britain (2017)
Journal Article
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