OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

ISBN : 9780199549023

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¥19,173
著者: 
James A. Harris
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688 ページ
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Hardcover
サイズ
181 x 252 mm
刊行日
2013年10月
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Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy
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Philosophy in eighteenth-century Britain was diverse, vibrant, and sophisticated. This was the age of Hume and Berkeley and Reid, of Hutcheson and Kames and Smith, of Ferguson and Burke and Wollstonecraft. Important and influential works were published in every area of philosophy, from the theory of vision to theories of political resistance, from the philosophy of language to accounts of ways of governing the passions. The philosophers of eighteenth-century Britain were enormously influential, in France, in Italy, in Germany, and in America. Their ideas and arguments remain a powerful presence in philosophy three centuries later. This Oxford Handbook is the first book ever to provide comprehensive coverage of the full range of philosophical writing in Britain in the eighteenth century. It provides accounts of the writings of all the major figures, but also puts those figures in the context provided by a host of writers less well known today. The book has five principal sections: 'Logic and Metaphysics', 'The Passions', 'Morals', 'Criticism', and 'Politics'. Each section comprises four chapters, providing detailed coverage of all of the important aspects of its subject matter. There is also an introductory section, with chapters on the general character of philosophizing in eighteenth-century Britain, and a concluding section on the important question of the relation at this time between philosophy and religion. The authors of the chapters are experts in their fields. They include philosophers, historians, political theorists, and literary critics, and they teach in colleges and universities in Britain, in Europe, and in North America.

目次: 

Introduction
PART 1: THE LANGUAGES OF PHILOSOPHY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN
1. Locke and his legacy
2. Newton and Newtonianism in eighteenth-century British thought
3. The idea of a science of human nature
4. Rhetoric and eloquence: the language of persuasion
PART 2: LOGIC AND METAPHYSICS
5. Perception and the Language of Nature
6. Language and thought
7. The understanding
8. Mind and matter
PART 3: THE PASSIONS
9. Passions, affections, sentiments: taxonomy and terminology
10. Reason and the passions
11. Liberty and necessity
12. The government of the passions
PART 4: MORALS
13. Self-interest and sociability
14. Moral judgment
15. The nature of virtue
16. Practical ethics
PART 5: CRITICISM
17. The pleasures of the imagination and the objects of taste
18. The faculty of taste
19. The pleasures of tragedy
20. Genius and the creative imagination
PART 6: POLITICS
21. The origin of civil government
22. Forms of government
23. Reform and revolution
24. Luxury, commerce, and the rise of political economy
PART 7: PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
25. Causation, cosmology, and the limits of philosophy: the early eighteenth-century British debate
26. Philosophy, revealed religion, and 'The Enlightenment'
27. Religion and morality

著者について: 

James A. Harris is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy (OUP, 2005), and of articles on Hume, Hutcheson, Reid, Beattie, Priestley, and a number of themes in eighteenth-century British thought. He has edited texts by Reid, Beattie, Kames, and Abraham Tucker. He is writing an intellectual biography of Hume for Cambridge University Press, and also the eighteenth-century British philosophy volume of the new Oxford History of Philosophy.

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