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Shaftesbury: Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times

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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511038358

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  • Shaftesbury's Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times was first published in 1711. It ranges widely over ethics, aesthetics, religion, the arts (painting, literature, architecture, gardening), and ancient and modern history, and aims at nothing less than a new ideal of the gentleman. Together with Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Addison and Steele's Spectator, it is a text of fundamental importance for understanding the thought and culture of Enlightenment Europe. This volume, first published in 2000, presents an edition of the text together with an introduction, explanatory notes and a guide to further reading.

    • First one-volume edition
    • Important Enlightenment text of interest to people working in history and literature as well as philosophy
    • Helpful explanatory notes
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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511038358
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    A letter concerning enthusiasm
    Sensus communis, an essay on the freedom of wit and humour
    Soliloquy, or advice to an author
    An inquiry concerning virtue or merit
    The moralists, a philosophical rhapsody
    Miscellaneous reflections.

  • Author

    Lord Shaftesbury

    Editor

    Lawrence E. Klein, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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