Studies in the philosophy of the Scottish enlightenment /

Other Authors: Stewart, M. A. 1937-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford [England] : New York : Clarendon Press ; 1990.
Series: Oxford studies in the history of philosophy ; v. 1
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In the last few decades there has been an upsurge of interest and research in the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume, an international group of established scholars in the areas of history, history of ideas, philosophy, and political science seeks to present an up-to-date discussion of traditional and newer interpretations of the period. Since its philosophical evolution occurred largely in the universities, some of these papers review, in illuminating detail, their changing structures and curricula. Others focus on individual thinkers like Hutcheson and Hume. In general, they pay careful attention to the changes in moral theory and to the effects of scientific developments on teaching and philosophy. On the other hand, they say relatively little about Thomas Reid and Adam Smith. Very extensive index. Advanced undergraduates might profitably study one or another of these papers, which are all clear and well focused, but graduate students and those with background and interest in this epoch and in the history of ideas will be the main users. -G. J. Dalcourt, Seton Hall University

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