Green, Thomas Hill
Rules are made for man and not man for rules.Self-determination is present when humanity is conscious of its own desires, and freedom occurs when people identify themselves with what they consider morally good. Green's ethics are believed to have influenced, among others, John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead. Politically, Green was a liberal; he asserted that government must represent the general will and that when it fails to do so it should be changed. See his Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation (1895).
See M. Richter, The Politics of Conscience: T. H. Green and His Age (1983).
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