By W. J. Mander, Stamatoula Panagakou
This publication reassesses the origins, improvement and legacy of the philosophy of the British idealists, demonstrating the iconic relevance in their concept for the fashionable self-discipline. This physique of labor coheres round the unmarried unifying subject matter of the self – an idea of principal value to the idealist tuition. specific awareness is additionally paid to the various connections that carry among a variety of philosophers and branches of philosophy, in addition to making a set of consistently working dialogues among contributing authors. Readers will find a complete, stimulating and sharply targeted landscape of British idealist inspiration, that allows you to be worthy to philosophers, historians of rules, political and social theorists, psychologists, and policy-makers who desire to achieve a deeper figuring out of the citizen as a self.
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Moreover, the self-consciousness that he refers to does not involve an explicit or clear understanding of the self. Instead, by consciousness he means the reﬂexive awareness that accompanies thinking. He says: “There is a calm unobtrusive current of self-consciousness ﬂowing on in company with all our knowledge, and during every moment of our waking existence; and this self-consciousness is the ground or condition of all our other consciousness. Nine hundred and ninety-nine parts of our attention may be always devoted to the thing or business we have in hand: it is suﬃcient for our argument if it be admitted that the thousandth part, or even a smaller fraction, of it is perpetually directed upon ourselves” (Ferrier, 2001, vol.
3, p. 27). The importance of self-consciousness is a recurring theme throughout his published works. Ferrier often uses the word consciousness to refer to self-consciousness, or, in other words, that awareness of the self that accompanies all thinking. Moreover, the self-consciousness that he refers to does not involve an explicit or clear understanding of the self. Instead, by consciousness he means the reﬂexive awareness that accompanies thinking. He says: “There is a calm unobtrusive current of self-consciousness ﬂowing on in company with all our knowledge, and during every moment of our waking existence; and this self-consciousness is the ground or condition of all our other consciousness.
Mill (1806–1873). 3. The Hegel entry originally appeared in Waller, 1863, vol. II, pp. 850–852, and the Schelling entry originally appeared in Waller, 1963, vol. III, pp. 914–915. 4. See Ferrier, 2001: vol. 1, p. 95, and Ferrier, 1856, pp. 13, 14. 5. Ferrier understands the science of man in broad terms, referring to a variety of philosophers from Thomas Brown to Thomas Reid whom he variously labels as “metaphysicians” (see Ferrier, 2001, vol. 3, pp. 1–257) and as “psychologists” (see Ferrier, 2001, vol.