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H. B. Acton

Harry Burrows Acton (1908–1974) was a British academic in the field of political philosophy, known for books defending the morality of capitalism, and attacking Marxism-Leninism. [1]

26 relations: Aristotelian Society, Bedford College (London), Bernard Bosanquet (philosopher), British Academy, Capitalism, David Gordon (philosopher), Edinburgh, F. H. Bradley, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Herbert Spencer, John Stuart Mill, Liberty Fund, London, London School of Economics, Marquis de Condorcet, Marxism, Marxism–Leninism, Morality, Political philosophy, Royal Institute of Philosophy, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, The Grange, Edinburgh, University of Chicago, University of Edinburgh, Western philosophy, 20th-century philosophy.

Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy, more generally known as the Aristotelian Society, was founded at a meeting on 19 April 1880, at 17 Bloomsbury Square which resolved "to constitute a society of about twenty and to include ladies; the society to meet fortnightly, on Mondays at 8 o'clock, at the rooms of the Spelling Reform Association…" Amongst other things, the rules of the Society stipulated: According to H. Wildon Carr, in choosing a name for the society, it was: The Society's first president was Mr. Shadworth H. Hodgson.

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Bedford College (London)

Bedford College, University of London, was founded in London in 1849 as a higher education college for the education of women.

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Bernard Bosanquet (philosopher)

Bernard Bosanquet (14 June 1848 – 8 February 1923) was an English philosopher and political theorist, and an influential figure on matters of political and social policy in late 19th and early 20th century Britain.

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British Academy

The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.

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Capitalism

Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are privately owned and operated via profit and loss calculation (price signals) through the price system.

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David Gordon (philosopher)

David Gordon (born 1948) is an American libertarian philosopher and intellectual historian influenced by Rothbardian views of economics.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann) is the capital city of Scotland, located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.

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F. H. Bradley

Francis Herbert Bradley OM (30 January 1846 – 18 September 1924) was a British idealist philosopher.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher of the late Enlightenment.

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Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

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John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant.

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Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund, Inc., is a nonprofit foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA which promulgates the libertarian views of its founder through publishing, conferences, and educational resources.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (commonly referred to as the London School of Economics or LSE) is a public research university located in London, England which specialises in social sciences, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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Marquis de Condorcet

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet (17 September 1743 – 28 March 1794), known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist whose Condorcet method in voting tally selects the candidate who would beat each of the other candidates in a run-off election.

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Marxism

Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that analyzes class relations and societal conflict, that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development, and a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Marxism–Leninism

Marxism–Leninism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of Marxism and Leninism, and seeks to establish socialist states and develop them further.

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Morality

Morality (from the Latin "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper: In other words, it is the disjunction between right and wrong.

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Political philosophy

Political philosophy, or political theory, is the study of topics such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of a legal code by authority: what they are, why (or even if) they are needed, what, if anything, makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect and why, what form it should take and why, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if any, and when it may be legitimately overthrown, if ever.

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Royal Institute of Philosophy

The Royal Institute of Philosophy, founded in 1925, is a charity organisation that offers lectures and conferences on philosophical topics.

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Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, OM, PC (13 July 1859 – 13 October 1947) was a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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The Grange, Edinburgh

The Grange (originally St Giles' Grange) is a suburb of Edinburgh, about one and a half miles south of the city centre, with Morningside and Greenhill to the west and Newington to the east.

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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago (U of C, Chicago, or UChicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.

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Western philosophy

Western philosophy is the philosophical thought and work of the Western world.

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20th-century philosophy

20th-century philosophy saw the development of a number of new philosophical schools including logical positivism, analytic philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism and poststructuralism.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._B._Acton

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