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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