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IDEALISM WITH MATERIALISM: DARWIN THROUGH THE EYES OF DAVID GEORGE RITCHIE

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Darwin's revolutionary articulation of evolution seemed to threaten the idealism — and by implication, the liberalism — of T.H. Green. David George Ritchie, Green's disciple, responded by showing that one could not conceive of Darwin's revolutionary theories without a Kantian account of cognition. Darwinism becomes, for Ritchie, a mere instance of idealism at work. In addition, the Kantian argument from cognition remains a rigorous, syllogistic defence of a central tenet of idealism. The success of these arguments should (a) earn for Ritchie a higher place among the disciples of Green and (b) provide more impetus to the recent revival of interest in British Idealism.
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Keywords: Adam Smith; David George Ritchie; Hegel; Herbert Spencer; Hume; Kant; T.H. Green; Transcendatal Idealism; cognition; development; empiricism; evolution; idealism; materialism; perception; philosophy of science; political economy; rationalism; science; slavery

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2018

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