F. H. Bradley

About F. H. Bradley

Who is it?: Philosopher
Birth Day: January 30, 1846
Birth Place: Clapham, British
Died On: 18 September 1924(1924-09-18) (aged 78)\nOxford, Oxfordshire, England
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Alma mater: University College, Oxford
Era: 19th-century philosophy
Region: Western philosophy
School: British idealism
Main interests: Metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of history, logic

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F. H. Bradley was bornon January 30, 1846 in Clapham, British, is Philosopher. Francis Herbert Bradley, OM was one of the most influential British idealistic philosophers. Bradley after a number of attempts to gain a fellowship finally got into University College of Oxford University in 1865. His work showered a great impact on the British philosophy and society. He was considered the most original, decisive and theoretically vigorous idealistic amongst all. In his work “Ethical Studies”, he attempted to disclose confusions in utilitarianism. In his another work “The Principles of Logic”, he criticized the psychology of the empiricists. In his most desirous work, “Appearance and Reality”, he explained that although reality is spiritual, the thesis cannot be displayed because of the fatally concepts nature related to human thought. In his lifetime, he was honored with several awards including, Order of Merit and became the first British to receive the same.
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1865

Bradley was born at Clapham, Surrey, England (now part of the Greater London area). He was the child of Charles Bradley, an evangelical preacher, and Emma Linton, Charles's second wife. A. C. Bradley was his brother. Educated at Cheltenham College and Marlborough College, he read, as a teenager, some of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. In 1865, he entered University College, Oxford. In 1870, he was elected to a fellowship at Oxford's Merton College where he remained until his death in 1924. Bradley is buried in Holywell Cemetery in Oxford.

1900

Bradley's philosophical reputation declined greatly after his death. British idealism was practically eliminated by G.E. Moore and Bertrand Russell in the early 1900s. Bradley was also famously criticised in A. J. Ayer's logical positivist work Language, Truth and Logic for making statements that do not meet the requirements of positivist verification principle; e.g., statements such as "The Absolute enters into, but is itself incapable of, evolution and progress." There has in recent years, however, been a resurgence of interest in Bradley's and other idealist philosophers' work in the Anglo-American academic community.

1909

In 1909, Bradley published an essay entitled "On Truth and Coherence" in the journal Mind (reprinted in Essays on Truth and Reality). The essay criticises a form of infallibilist foundationalism in epistemology. The Philosopher Robert Stern has argued that in this paper Bradley defends coherence not as an account of justification but as a criterion or test for truth.

1914

In 1914, a then-unknown T. S. Eliot wrote his dissertation for a PhD from the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University on Bradley. It was entitled Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley. Due to tensions leading up to and starting the First World War, Eliot was unable to return to Harvard for his oral defence, resulting in the University never conferring the degree.