Essays in Philosophy and Social Policy, 1883–1922

Bernard Bosanquet
Edited and introduced by William Sweet, St
Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia

Bernard Bosanquet (1848–1923) was one of the leading figures of the idealist movement that flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He made major contributions to philosophy and had a significant role in British social policy. Bosanquet 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’. Nowadays his writings are keenly studied by those working in political philosophy, ethics, epistemology, and the metaphysics of community. This new set contains previously uncollected articles and essays that were first published in little-known journals or magazines. The three reset volumes also include new editorial introductions, with complete primary and secondary bibliographies. For libraries that already have some Bosanquet holdings, these volumes provide a new introduction to his thought, plus important articles, essays and reviews that are missing from his best-known books. For those libraries that do not have the major texts, this set offers a representative sample, and a sense of the breadth and depth of Bosanquet's contributions to a range of topics in philosophy, politics and social policy.

  • 3 reset volumes of previously uncollected writings by Bernard Bosanquet, the leading figure in British Idealism
  • with complete primary and secondary bibliographies
  • edited, introduced and annotated by William Sweet

May 2003
ISBN 1 84371 017 X
3 volumes: 1070 pp: Cloth : 216x138mm
Price: £250.00 / $375.00