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Aaron Garrett

Have you seen David Brink's book on Green? It's excellent (as you would expect). You might find it interesting.

Eric Schliesser

I look forward to reading it, Aaron! (Does he mention the Spinozist connection?)

David Brink

Thanks Aaron. Eric, no I don't discuss Spinozistic echoes in Green's views about religion, faith, and metaphysics. One of many limitations in my little book. It's a very short book that aims to help resurrect Green's place in the history of ethics for readers unfamiliar with him and his texts by reconstructing and assessing his main contributions in the Prolegomena to Ethics and selected essays and lecture notes. I briefly comment on Green's unorthodox form of Christianity and his views about divine immanence, but the focus is on his attempted synthesis of the best elements in the Greek and modern ethical traditions, especially Aristotle and Kant. The focus is more analytical than contextual, but its approach to Green, like Green's approach to the history of ethics, is comparative at several points.

Eric Schliesser

Thank you, David, for not keeping me in suspense about the presence of Spinozism in your book. Yes, the Kantianism is (as I note in the post) very visible in the Sermons. Anyway, I look forward to using your work as a guide in my explorations of Green.

Paul Lodge

Eric: Thanks for the nod! I'm not sure whether I mentioned these in Princeton, but on Green's metaphysics I found Peter Hylton's article "The metaphysics of T H Green" very helpful. And there's also the work of my colleague Bill Mander in his recent magnum opus on British Idealism. However, in some ways the thing I enjoyed most in the Green Collected Works was the memoir written by Nettleship soon after Green died. It's not only a fascinating picture of the man, but of 19th C Oxford. Perhaps more interesting to locals than others, but for me a lot of fun to read.

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