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F. H. Bradley

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Francis Herbert Bradley (30 January 1846 - 18 September, 1924) was a British philosopher.

He was born at Clapham, Surrey, England. He was the child of Charles Bradley, an Evangelical preacher, and his second wife, Emma Linton. In 1865, he entered University College, Oxford.

He was a member of the movement known as British idealism and famous for his pluralistic approach to philosophy. His pluralistic outlook saw a unity transcending divisions between the philosophy of ethics, history, logic, epistemology, metaphysics and psychology.

One of Bradley's notable characteristics, in his writing, is his technique of arguing from the meaning of a word. In his concern with word meanings he might be seen as anticipating the more language-orientated philosophy of the 20th century.

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