Anglo-American Idealism

Thinkers and Ideas

by James Connelly (Volume editor) Stamatoula Panagakou (Volume editor)
©2011 Monographs XII, 389 Pages


This volume is devoted to a critical discussion and re-appraisal of the work of Anglo-American Idealists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Idealism was the dominant philosophy in Britain and the entire English-speaking world during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The British Idealists made important contributions to logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of history, philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind. Their legacy awaits further exploration and reassessment, and this book is a contribution to this task.
The essays in this collection display many aspects of contemporary concern with idealistic philosophy: they range from treatments of logic to consideration of the Absolute, personal idealism, the philosophy of religion, philosophy of art, philosophy of action, and moral and political philosophy.
During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the work of the Anglo-American Idealists has once again been widely discussed and re-considered, and new pathways of research and investigation have been opened.


XII, 389
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (March)
Anglo-American Idealism political philosophy philosophy of history philosophy of religion
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. XII, 389 pp.

Biographical notes

James Connelly (Volume editor) Stamatoula Panagakou (Volume editor)

James Connelly is Professor of Politics at the University of Hull. He is the author of Metaphysics, Method and Politics: The Political Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood (2003) and various articles on the idealists. He is co-author of Politics and the Environment (2003) and is currently writing Sustainability and the Virtues of Environmental Citizenship. Stamatoula Panagakou is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus. She has taught at the Universities of York, Durham, Newcastle and Manchester. She has been awarded fellowships from the NATO Science Fellowships Programme, the Lilian Voudouri Foundation and the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She specialises in political philosophy and the history of political thought and is a founding member of the PSA British Idealism Specialist Group.


Title: Anglo-American Idealism