The Collected Works of Bernard Bosanquet

Edited by William Sweet, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia

Thoemmes Press

This major new edition is the first comprehensive collection of Bosanquet's work, gathering all of his books and his major articles and essays. It contains 2 new volumes of previously uncollected and reset articles, including difficult to find items published in little known journals or magazines. The collection features new editorial introductions, a complete bibliography of his publications, and an extensive bibliography of studies of his work.

  • The first comprehensive of Bosanquet's work, including all his books, in their best editions, and his major articles and essays.
  • Includes 2 reset volumes of previously uncollected and reset articles that are very hard to find or that were published in little known journals or magazines
  • Contains comprehensive new introductions, a complete bibliography of Bosanquet's publications, and an extensive bibliography of studies of Bosanquet's work
  • an invaluable tool for studying the British Idealist movement and the history of philosophical thought in Britain, its Empire, and the United States

20 volumes - new collection

March 1999

Price: 1200.00

 

 

"Professor Sweet's many fine papers on Bosanquet, and his excellent evaluation of Bosanquet's political philosophy, have established him as the leading authority on Bosanquet, and he was the ideal choice as editor for this collection...The distinguishing feature of this Collected Works is that, in addition to these reprints, Sweet has created two new volumes with a very generous further selection from Bosanquet's articles, contributions to books, and reviews....The selection, I think is excellent: everything I had hoped to find is here, and great deal else besides...The editing of both new volumes is exemplary. The type has been reset throughout, with remarkably few misprints. Endnotes give full information about the original publication, identify authors named and unattributed quotations, and supply full references where Bosanquet's are incomplete.


-- Peter Nicholson, History of Political Thought, Volume XXI, Issue 4 (2000)



Bernard Bosanquet was one of the leading figures of the idealist movement that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th century. He made major contributions to philosophy and had a significant role in British social policy. His work shows the greatest breadth of any of the idealists, and was discussed by the leading figures of his day, such as the philosophers Bertrand Russell, Samuel Alexander and F. H. Bradley, and social reformers such as Sidney and Beatrice Webb and William Booth. A prolific author, Bosanquet made major contributions to aesthetics, religion, metaphysics, politics, social philosophy and (idealist) logic. He wrote or edited some 20 books and was the author of over 150 articles. In his obituary in The Times, he was said to have been 'the central figure of British philosophy for an entire generation'. Bosanquet's idealism has recently been recognized as valuable in addressing contemporary debates in political philosophy, ethics, epistemology, and the metaphysics of community. With the renewed interest in idealism during the last decade, the time has come for a reissue of his works.

This major new edition is the first comprehensive collection of Bosanquet's work, gathering all of his books and his major articles and essays. It contains 2 new volumes of previously uncollected and reset articles, including difficult-to-find items published in little-known journals or magazines. The collection features new editorial introductions, a complete bibliography of his publications, and an extensive bibliography of studies of his work.

Bosanquet has been overshadowed by F. H. Bradley until now. The Works reintroduces an author whom F. H. Bradley wrote 'there is no one among the living whose work I put higher or value more.'

Bosanquet was among the first British philosophers to address the work of Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Gentile, and Edmund Husserl and to introduce it to an English language audience.

--the first comprehensive collection of Bosanquet's work, including all his books, in their best editions, and his major articles and essays
--includes 2 reset volumes of previously uncollected articles that are very hard to find or that were published in little-known journals or magazines
--contains comprehensive new introductions, a complete bibliography of Bosanquet's publications, and an extensive bibliography of studies of Bosanquet's work
--an invaluable tool for studying the British Idealist movement and the history of philosophical thought in Britain, its Empire, and the United States