Appearance and Reality by F.H. Bradley

Appearance and Reality
Appearance and Reality

Appearance and Reality, 1897, by F.H. Bradley is an interesting work that is often appraised in non-dual discussions even though F.H. Bradley was British and probably never had heard of non-duality or any eastern traditions dealing with these problems. F.H. Bradley was known to be reclusive and had a reputation for shooting cats. But at some point in his life, he must have come to some sort of spiritual realization. His main analysis is similar to Shankara´s:
The world of our ordinary experience turns out upon inspection to be contradictory, so it can’t be fully and finally real; what is fully and finally real is a non-dual Absolute in which all those apparent contradictions are resolved through that very non-duality.

Appearance and Reality
The world of our ordinary experience turns out upon inspection to be contradictory, so it can’t be fully and finally real; what is fully and finally real is a non-dual Absolute.
Written by: F.H. Bradley
Published by: Francis Herbert Bradley
Edition: Second Edition (Revised), with an Appendix
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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2 thoughts on “Appearance and Reality by F.H. Bradley”

  1. I read this in 1972 and was very much impressed by it. Although Bradley himself calls it an essay, it really contains an almost full-blown system. It’s not only worth reading, it’s a good idea to have a copy for future reference.

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