Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

ISBN : 9780199560684

Gordon Graham
352 ページ
163 x 241 mm
History of Scottish Philosophy

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J. F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary


1. Scottish Philosophy after the Enlightenment
2. Revolting Against Reid: The Philosophy of Thomas Brown
3. A Re-examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy
4. James Frederick Ferrier: The Return of Idealism and the Rejection of Common Sense
5. Alexander Bain, Associationism, and Scottish Philosophy
6. The Scottish Reception of Kant: Common Sense and Idealism
7. Germany Calling: The Scottish Idealists and the Reception of Hegel
8. Scottish Philosophy Abroad
9. Scottish Common Sense and American Pragmatism
10. George Davie and the Democratic Intellect
11. John Macmurray as a Scottish Philosopher: The Role of the University and the Means to Live Well
12. The Integrity of Scottish Philosophy and the Idea of a National Tradition


Gordon Graham FRSE is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. His areas of academic interest include aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the Scottish philosophical tradition. He is Director of the Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy at Princeton and founding editor of the Journal of Scottish Philosophy.