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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.
Table of Contents
Introduction, James A. Harris PART 1: THE LANGUAGES OF PHILOSOPHY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN 1. Locke and his legacy, TIMOTHY STANTON 2. Newton and Newtonianism in eighteenth-century British thought, ERIC SCHLIESSER 3. The idea of a science of human nature, JACQUELINE TAYLOR 4. Rhetoric and eloquence: the language of persuasion, PADDY BULLARD PART 2: LOGIC AND METAPHYSICS 5. Perception and the Language of Nature, REBECCA COPENHAVER 6. Language and thought, LAURENT JAFFRO 7. The understanding, JOHN P. WRIGHT 8. Mind and matter, AARON GARRETT PART 3: THE PASSIONS 9. Passions, affections, sentiments: taxonomy and terminology, AMY SCHMITTER 10. Reason and the passions, TERENCE CUNEO 11. Liberty and necessity, SEAN GREENBERG 12. The government of the passions, JAMES A. HARRIS PART 4: MORALS 13. Self-interest and sociability, CHRISTIAN MAURER 14. Moral judgment, P. J. E. KAIL 15. The nature of virtue, Dario Perinetti 16. Practical ethics, COLIN HEYDT PART 5: CRITICISM 17. The pleasures of the imagination and the objects of taste, PAUL GUYER 18. The faculty of taste, TIMOTHY M. COSTELLOE 19. The pleasures of tragedy, EVA DADLEZ 20. Genius and the creative imagination, PETER KIVY PART 6: POLITICS 21. The origin of civil government, DARIO CASTIGLIONE 22. Forms of government, CRAIG SMITH 23. Reform and revolution, NEIL McARTHUR 24. Luxury, commerce, and the rise of political economy, RICHARD WHATMORE PART 7: PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 25. Causation, cosmology, and the limits of philosophy: the early eighteenth-century British debate, PAUL RUSSELL 26. Philosophy, revealed religion, and 'The Enlightenment', ALEXANDER BROADIE 27. Religion and morality, THOMAS AHNERT