Bradley, Francis Herbert (1846–1924)

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Works by Bradley

  • (1874) The Presuppositions of Critical History, Oxford: James Parker.

  • (1876) Ethical Studies, London: Oxford University Press (second edition, with notes: London: Oxford University Press, 1927).

  • (1993) The Principles of Logic, London: Oxford University Press (second edition, revised, with commentary and terminal essays, London: Oxford University Press, 1922; corrected impression, 1928.)

  • (1893) Appearance and Reality, London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1893 (second edition, with an appendix, London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1897; ninth impression, corrected, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930).

  • (1914) Essays on Truth and Reality, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  • (1930) Aphorisms, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  • (1935) Collected Essays, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  • Mander, W. J. and Keene, C.A. (eds.) (1999) The Collected Works of F.H. Bradley, 12 volumes, Bristol: Thoemmes.

Further Readings

  • Allard, J. W. (2005) The Logical Foundations of Bradley’s Metaphysics: Judgment, Inference, and Truth, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (A thorough examination of Bradley’s logic, covering not solely his theory of ideas and judgement, but also his theory of reference.)

  • Basile, P. (1999) Experience and Relations: An Examination of F. H. Bradley’s Conception of Reality, Berne: Paul Haupt. (A critical study of the main doctrines in Bradley’s philosophy, including an examination of Russell’s and Moore’s criticisms of his philosophy.)

  • Bradley, J. (ed.) (1996) Philosophy after F. H. Bradley, Bristol: Thoemmes. (A useful collection of essays on several aspects of Bradley’s philosophy and its later reception.)

  • Candlish, S. (2007) The Russell/Bradley Dispute and Its Significance for Twentieth Century Philosophy (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (An important book, written in an analytical style, on Bradley’s philsophy and its relation to later analytic thought; sympathetic to Bradley’s thought, yet critical.)

  • Eliot, T. S. (1916) Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley, London: Faber. (This is Eliot’s philosophical dissertation, an original book that focuses upon Bradley’s theory of experience.)

  • Ferreira, P. (1999) Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. (A careful study of Bradley’s metaphysics, approached through a study of his logic and theory of knowledge.)

  • Hylton, P. (1990) Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (A masterpiece of analytic historiography, contains a clearl and insightful chapter on Bradley’s logic and metaphysics.)

  • McHenry, L. B. (1992), Whitehead and Bradley: A Comparative Analysis, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. (A study of the relation between Bradley and his metaphysical alter-ego, the process relational thinker Alfred North Whitehead.)

  • Mander, W. (1994) An Introduction to Bradley’s Metaphysics, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (A clear exposition of all the main themes in Bradley’s metaphysics.)

  • Mander, W. (ed.) (1996), Perspectives on the Logic and Metaphysics of F. H. Bradley, Bristol: Thoemmes. (Useful collection of essays on several topics in Bradley’s metaphysics.)

  • Mander, W. (2011) British idealism. A History, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (An impressive scholarly achievement, the book reconstructs the history of the entire idealist movement while also discussing in extenso not only the philosophy of Bradley, but also that of prominent idealists such as T.H. Green, B. Bosanquet and J.M.E. Mctaggart.)

  • Moore, G. E. (1919) ‘External and Internal Relations’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 20: 40–62); reprinted in Moore (1922), Philosophical Studies, London: Routledge, 276–309. (A classical, influential critique of Bradley’s theory of relations.)

  • Sprigge, T. (1983) The Vindication of Absolute Idealism, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (This is a forceful attempt at arguing for the contemporary relevance of a Bradleyan view of reality.)

  • Sprigge, T. (1993) James and Bradley: American Truth and British Reality, Chicago and La Salle, Ill.: Open Court. (An extended and philosophically profound comparison of the philosophies of Bradley and the American Pragmatist William James; highly recommended.)

  • Stock, G. (ed.) (1998) Appearance versus Reality, Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Useful collection of essays on several topics in Bradley’s metaphysics.)

  • Wollheim, R. (1969) F. H. Bradley, Harmondsworth: Penguin. (A classical monography, somewhat old-fashioned but still very useful and amenable to read.)

Citing this article:
Basile, Pierfrancesco. Bibliography. Bradley, Francis Herbert (1846–1924), 2020, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC008-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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