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Encyclopedia > Shadworth Hodgson

Shadworth Hodgson, (1832-1912), was an English philosopher.

He worked independently, without academic affiliation. He was acknowledged by William James as a forerunner of Pragmatism, although he viewed his work as a completion of Kant's project. He was a member of the Metaphysical Society.

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§28. Shadworth Hodgson. I. Philosophers. Vol. 14. The Victorian Age, Part Two. The Cambridge History of English ... (610 words)
But this doctrine, he holds, is misinterpreted when mind and body are supposed to interact or when mental and bodily facts are regarded as parallel aspects of the same substance.
In psychology, Hodgson may be called a materialist, unfit as that name would be to describe his philosophical attitude.
In this way, in the final issue of his philosophy as well as in its fundamental positions, Hodgson regards himself as correcting and completing the work of Kant.
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