9780198123767

Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times Volume I

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198123767

  • ISBN10:

    0198123760

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-05-27
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press

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Summary

Shaftesbury's Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times is a collection of treatises on interconnected themes in moral philosophy, aesthetics, literature, and politics. This is the first new edition of Characteristicks as a coherent collection for almost a century. A substantial Introduction discusses Shaftesbury's works and ideas in the context of his times, and traces the reception and influence of his writings through the eighteenth century and beyond.

Table of Contents

List of Plates and Half-Plates
x
Abbreviations xi
Introduction xiii
Life, Works, and Ideas: A Survey xiii
Reception and Influence xxii
The Text xxxi
CHARACTERISTICKS, &c. 1(274)
Preface
3(2)
A Letter Concerning Enthusiasm
5(30)
Sensus Communis: an Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour
35(48)
Soliloquy: or Advice to an Author
83(106)
An Inquiry Concerning Virtue, or Merit
189(86)
Commentary 275(30)
List of Emendations 305(7)
Historical Collation 312

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