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Bradley, Francis Herbert
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(Jan 30, 1846, London – Sep 18, 1924, Oxford) spent his working life as a fellow of Merton College in Oxford. Bradley was one of the most important representatives of late 19th and early 20th-century Absolute Idealism in English philosophy. His ideas provided the target for the developing analytic school of G.E. Moore and B. Russell. He wrote extensively on logic, epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics. Bradley taught that all finite reality was self-contradictory and mere “appearance” when compared with the Absolute, but he departed from G.W.F. Hegel's ideas in cru…

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Byrne, Peter, “Bradley, Francis Herbert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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