Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Hardcover | May 5, 2012

EditorRuth Savage

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Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain explores some of the themes and issues that exercised thinkers concerned with religion and philosophy, and their interrelatedness, in the period known as the long eighteenth century, while illustrating the techniques and style of intellectualhistory as practised in the early twenty-first century. The volume will encourage further understanding of the influences that were current at the time that some of the most significant works in western philosophy were written, and use primary materials to achieve this. The essays presented here have been specially commissioned from both established, distinguished collaborators and young, up-and-coming scholars, to illustrate the breadth and diversity of philosophy in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This was a period when ideas were being formed anddeveloped against a background of evolving views in science, politics, and religion, and in light of their implications for traditional religious belief and thought. The figures examined range from Locke and Hume to lesser known personalities who provide a different perspective on the intellectualenvironment of the time, such as Samuel Halliday, Martin Clifford, and Henry Scougal. In addition, the volume contains new transcriptions of two revealing works by Hume: a letter illustrating his later attitude to political theory, and an early essay on ethics and chivalry.

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Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain explores some of the themes and issues that exercised thinkers concerned with religion and philosophy, and their interrelatedness, in the period known as the long eighteenth century, while illustrating the techniques and style of intellectualhistory as practised in the early twenty-first...

Ruth Savage studied with M. A. Stewart at Lancaster University before serving as a Policy Consultant in local and central government and a number of national charities.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:May 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199227047

ISBN - 13:9780199227044

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Ruth Savage: Introduction1. Giovanni Tarantino: Martin Clifford and his Treatise of Humane Reason (1674): A Europe-Wide Debate2. Isabel Rivers: Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man: The Fortunes of a Book, 1676-18303. Victor Nuovo: Locke's Proof of the Divine Authority of Scripture4. Laurent Jaffro: Toland and the Moral Teaching of the Gospel5. Udo Thiel: Religion and Materialists Metaphysics6. A. D. G. Steers: Samuel Haliday (1685-1739): Travelling Scholar, Court Lobbyist, and Non-Subscribing Divine7. James Moore: Presbyterianism and the Right of Private Judgement8. Aaron Garrett: Reasoning about Morals from Butler to Hume9. John P. Wright: Hume on the Origin of 'Modern Honour': A Study in Hume's Philosophical Development10. James A. Harris: The Early Reception of Hume's Theory of Justice11. Moritz Baumstarktj: The End of the Empire and the Death of Religion: A Reconsideration of Hume's Later Political Thought12. Knud Haakonssen: Natural Jurisprudence and the Identity of the Scottish Enlightenment