British Philosophy

British philosophy refers to the philosophical tradition of the people of the United Kingdom and of its citizens abroad.

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    Gorgonised me from head to foot,
    With a stony British stare.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    The very hope of experimental philosophy, its expectation of constructing the sciences into a true philosophy of nature, is based on induction, or, if you please, the a priori presumption, that physical causation is universal; that the constitution of nature is written in its actual manifestations, and needs only to be deciphered by experimental and inductive research; that it is not a latent invisible writing, to be brought out by the magic of mental anticipation or metaphysical mediation.
    Chauncey Wright (1830–1875)