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Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion
By Aaron Garrett (editor) and James A. Harris (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 5, 2015
Pages 482
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199560677
ISBN-10 0199560676
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $99.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies by expert authors, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed.

This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom read. The outcome is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the detail, of the picture of the philosophical scene of Scotland in the eighteenth century.

General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary


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