Ideas of F.H. Bradley, by Theme

[British, 1846 - 1924, Professor at Oxford University. Died in Oxford.]

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1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 4. Metaphysics beyond Science
Claims about 'the Absolute' are not even verifiable in principle
1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 6. Against Metaphysics
Metaphysics is having to find bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct
5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 1. Naming / b. Names as descriptive
Names need a means of reidentifying their referents
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 4. Existence as One
Reality is one, because plurality implies relations, and they assert a superior unity
8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 2. Internal Relations
Internal relations are said to be intrinsic properties of two terms, and of the whole they compose
Relations must be linked to their qualities, but that implies an infinite regress of relations
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism
British Idealists said reality is a single Mind which experiences itself
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 5. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
Happiness is not satisfaction of desires, but fulfilment of values