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The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

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Alexander Broadie, Roger Emerson, M. A. Stewart, Aaron Garrett, Paul Wood, Heiner Klemme, Luigi Turco, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Andrew Skinner, Knud Haakonssen, John Cairns, Christopher J. Berry, Murray Pittock, Michael Malherbe, Samuel Fleischacker, Gordon Graham
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  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521003230

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  • A distinguished team of contributors examines the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Colin Maclaurin and other Scottish thinkers, in philosophy, natural theology, economics, anthropology, natural science and law. The contributors also relate the Scottish Enlightenment to its historical context and assess its impact and legacy in Europe, America and beyond. The volume is of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, theology, literature and the history of ideas.

    • Wide range of subject coverage
    • Wide range of expertise in the international team of contributors
    • Attention paid to the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment on Europe and America
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The study of the Scottish Enlightenment has expanded dramatically in recent years, not least through the work of many of the contributors to this collection of essays. By bringing together review essays on a wide range of topics, Alexander Broadie's work serves as an excellent introduction to current thought on the topic." Philosophy in Review

    " . . . a uniformly strong introduction to the world of Reid and Campbell and beyond them to the circumstances and ideas of those crucial figures of the Scottish Enlightenment-Adam Ferguson, Hume, Francis Hutcheson, and Adam Smith. The volume is an example of the ways in which ideas and arguments and ideology and rhetoric can be introduced and explored clearly and without compromise." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

    "This volume maintains the high standard of excellence set by previous offerings in the Cambridge Companion series, making it a valuable reference for anyone interested in western philosophy and intellectual history." Theology Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521003230
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.615kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Alexander Broadie
    1. The context of the Scottish Enlightenment Roger Emerson
    2. Religion and rational theory M. A. Stewart
    3. The human mind and its powers Alexander Broadie
    4. Anthropology: the 'original' of human nature Aaron Garrett
    5. Science in the Scottish Enlightenment Paul Wood
    6. Scepticism and common sense Heiner Klemme
    7. Moral sense and the foundations of morals Luigi Turco
    8. The political theory of the Scottish Enlightenment Fania Oz-Salzberger
    9. Economic theory Andrew Skinner
    10. Natural jurisprudence and the theory of justice Knud Haakonssen
    11. Legal theory John Cairns
    12. Sociality and socialisation Christopher J. Berry
    13. Historiography Murray Pittock
    14. Art and aesthetic theory Alexander Broadie
    15. The impact on Europe Michel Malherbe
    16. The impact on America: Scottish philosophy and the American Founding Samuel Fleischacker
    17. The nineteenth-century aftermath Gordon Graham.

  • Editor

    Alexander Broadie, University of Glasgow
    Alexander Broadie is Professor of Logic and Rhetoric at the University of Glasgow. His publications include Why Scottish Philosophy Matters (2000) and The Scottish Enlightenment: The Historical Age of the Historical Nation (2001).


    Alexander Broadie, Roger Emerson, M. A. Stewart, Aaron Garrett, Paul Wood, Heiner Klemme, Luigi Turco, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Andrew Skinner, Knud Haakonssen, John Cairns, Christopher J. Berry, Murray Pittock, Michael Malherbe, Samuel Fleischacker, Gordon Graham

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