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The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

2nd Edition

Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Alexander Broadie, Roger L. Emerson, Mark G. Spencer, M. A. Stewart, Jacqueline Taylor, Aaron Garrett, Paul Wood, Heiner F. Klemme, Christel Fricke, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Craig Smith, Knud Haakonssen, John W. Cairns, Christopher J. Berry, Murray G. H. Pittock, Catherine Labio, Deidre Dawson, Samuel Fleischacker, Gordon Graham
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  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108430784

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  • The second edition of this Companion presents a philosophical perspective on an eighteenth-century phenomenon that has had a profound influence on Western culture. A distinguished team of contributors examines the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson and other Scottish thinkers. Their subjects range across philosophy, natural theology, economics, anthropology, natural science, and law and the arts, and in addition, they relate the Scottish Enlightenment to its historical context and assess its impact and legacy. The result is a comprehensive and accessible volume that illuminates the richness, the intellectual variety and the underlying unity of this important movement. This volume contains five entirely new chapters on morality, the human mind, aesthetics, sentimentalism and political economy, and eleven other chapters have been significantly revised and updated. The book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, theology, literature and the history of ideas.

    • Provides a philosophical perspective on the full range of achievements of the Scottish Enlightenment, addressing themes within theology, economics, anthropology, natural science, law and the arts
    • Explores the breadth of influence of the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including figures such as David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid and Adam Ferguson
    • Contains five new chapters and almost all of the others are significantly revised or updated from the first edition
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108430784
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Alexander Broadie
    1. Several contexts of the Scottish Enlightenment Roger L. Emerson and Mark G. Spencer
    2. Religion and rational theology M. A. Stewart
    3. The human mind and its powers Jacqueline Taylor
    4. Anthropology: the 'original' of human nature Aaron Garrett
    5. Science in the Scottish Enlightenment Paul Wood
    6. Scepticism and common sense Heiner F. Klemme
    7. Moral sense theories and other sentimentalist accounts of the foundations of morals Christel Fricke
    8. The political theory of the Scottish Enlightenment Fania Oz-Salzberger
    9. Political economy Craig Smith
    10. Natural jurisprudence and the theory of justice Knud Haakonssen
    11. Legal theory John W. Cairns
    12. Sociality and socialisation Christopher J. Berry
    13. Historiography Murray G. H. Pittock
    14. Art and aesthetic theory Catherine Labio
    15. Literature and sentimentalism Deidre Dawson
    16. The impact on America: Scottish philosophy and the American founding Samuel Fleischacker
    17. The nineteenth-century aftermath Gordon Graham
    Select bibliography, Index.

  • Editors

    Alexander Broadie, University of Glasgow
    Alexander Broadie is Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. His books include The Circle of John Mair: Logic and Logicians in Pre-Reformation Scotland (1985), The Shadow of Scotus: Philosophy and Faith in Pre-Reformation Scotland (1995), A History of Scottish Philosophy (2008), The Scottish Enlightenment: The Historical Age of the Historical Nation (2001) and (as editor) Studies in Seventeenth-Century Scottish Philosophers and Their Philosophy (2017).

    Craig Smith, University of Glasgow
    Craig Smith is the Adam Smith Senior Lecturer in the Scottish Enlightenment in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Adam Smith's Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order (2006) and Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment (2018), and he is a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith (2013).

    Contributors

    Alexander Broadie, Roger L. Emerson, Mark G. Spencer, M. A. Stewart, Jacqueline Taylor, Aaron Garrett, Paul Wood, Heiner F. Klemme, Christel Fricke, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Craig Smith, Knud Haakonssen, John W. Cairns, Christopher J. Berry, Murray G. H. Pittock, Catherine Labio, Deidre Dawson, Samuel Fleischacker, Gordon Graham

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