The Scottish Philosophy

The Scottish Philosophy : Biographical, Expository, Critical, from Hutcheson to Hamilton

3 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$80.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

James McCosh (1811-94), the Scottish philosopher, graduated from the University of Glasgow, spent some time as a minister in the Church of Scotland but then returned to philosophy and spent most of his career at Princeton University. The eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment had many influential philosophers at its core. In this book, first published in 1875, McCosh outlines the theories of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophers and identifies Scottish philosophy as a distinct school of thought. He summarises both the merits and the possible criticisms of each philosopher's work and also gives detailed biographical information. Among the philosophers discussed are the influential David Hume, Thomas Reid and Adam Smith. The final chapter focuses on Sir William Hamilton, a philosopher who greatly influenced McCosh (whose other works, The Religious Aspect of Evolution and The Method of the Divine Government are also reissued in this series).show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139149814
  • 9781139149815

Table of contents

Prefatory note; 1. Characteristics of the school; 2. State of Scotland; 3. Precursors of the school; 4. Shaftesbury, 1671-1713; 5. Gershom Carmichael, 1672-1729; 6. Andrew Baxter, 1686-1750; 7. Francis Hutcheson, 1694-1746; 8. Religious conflicts - Ralph Erskine; 9. Archibald Campbell, died 1756; 10. Alexander Moncrieff, died 1761; 11. Rise of the Aberdeen Branch; 12. George Turnbull, 1698-1748; 13. David Fordyce, 1711-51; 14. William Duncan, 1717-60; 15. John Stevenson, 1694-1775; 16. Sir John Pringle, 1707-82; 17. Thomas Boston; 18. David Dudgeon, 1706-43; 19. David Hume, 1711-76; 20. Books advertised in 'Scot's Magazine'; 21. Adam Smith, 1723-90; 22. Henry Home (Lord Kames), 1696-1782; 23. American philosophy - John Witherspoon, 1722-94; 24. James Balfour, 1705-95; 25. Alexander Gerard, 1728-95; 26. Thomas Reid, 1710-96; 27. The Aberdeen Philosophical Society; 28. James Oswald, died 1793; 29. James Beattie, 1735-1802; 30. George Campbell, 1719-96; 31. James Burnett (Lord Monboddo), 1714-99; 32. Adam Ferguson, 1723-1816; 33. James Hutton, 1726-97; 34. John Gregory, 1724-73; 35. James Gregory, 1753-1821; 36. Alexander Crombie, 1760-1842; 37. Archibald Arthur, 1774-97; 38. John Bruce, 1744-1826; 39. Review of the century; 40. Dugald Stewart, 1753-1828; 41. William Lawrence Brown, 1735-1830; 42. Archibald Alison, 1757-1839; 43. George Jardine, 1742-1827; 44. Thomas Brown, 1778-1820; 45. Francis Jeffrey, 1773-1850; 46. Sir James Mackintosh, 1765-1832; 47. Henry Lord Brougham, 1779-1868; 48. James Mylne, died 1839; 49. John Young, 1781-1829; 50. William Cairns, 1780-1848; 51. James Mill, 1773-1836; 52. John Ballantyne, 1778-1830; 53. Thomas Chalmers, 1780-1847; 54. John Abercrombie, 1780-1844; 55. David Welsh, 1793-1845; 56. John Wilson, 1785-1853; 57. Sir William Hamilton, 1791-1856; 58. The metaphysics of the future; Appendix; Index.show more

Rating details

1 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 100% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X