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History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century

History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108040419

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  • Leslie Stephen (1832–1904) was a writer, philosopher and literary critic whose work was published widely in the nineteenth century. As a young man Stephen was ordained deacon, but he later became agnostic and much of his work reflects his interest in challenging popular religion. This two-volume work, first published in 1876, is no exception: it focuses on the eighteenth-century deist controversy and its effects, as well as the reactions to what Stephen saw as a revolution in thought. Comprehensive and full of detailed analysis, this is an important work in the history of ideas. Volume 1 contains a thorough discussion of the arguments for and against deism, and of the state of theology at the end of the century. Volume 2 focuses on eighteenth-century moral philosophy, political philosophy, literature, and on the literary and religious reactions to the revolution in thought. It also discusses utilitarianism in depth.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108040419
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 57 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The philosophical basis
    2. The starting-point of deism
    3. Constructive deism
    4. Critical deism
    5. Butler's Analogy
    6. David Hume
    7. William Warburton
    8. The later theology. Volume 2:
    9. Moral philosophy
    10. Political theories
    11. Political economy
    12. Characteristics

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    Leslie Stephen

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