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The earliest proponents of empiricism in modern philosophy were John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume. The term "British empiricism" refers to the philosophical tradition in Britain that was began by these thinkers.
As an area of absolute idealism, British idealism was a philosophical movement that was influential in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. T.H. Green, F.H. Bradley, Bernard Bosanquet, J. M. E. McTaggart, H. H. Joachim, J. H. Muirhead, and G. R. G. Mure were the main proponents of the idealist doctrine that stirred the development of analytic philosophy with two other British philosophers, G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell.