Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The
books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed.

This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J. F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common
Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'.


General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 163 x 241 x 26mm | 680g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199560684
  • 9780199560684

Table of contents

1. Scottish Philosophy after the Enlightenment ; 2. Revolting Against Reid: The Philosophy of Thomas Brown ; 3. A Re-examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy ; 4. James Frederick Ferrier: The Return of Idealism and the Rejection of Common Sense ; 5. Alexander Bain, Associationism, and Scottish Philosophy ; 6. The Scottish Reception of Kant: Common Sense and Idealism ; 7. Germany Calling: The Scottish Idealists and the Reception of Hegel ; 8. Scottish Philosophy Abroad ; 9. Scottish Common Sense and American Pragmatism ; 10. George Davie and the Democratic Intellect ; 11. John Macmurray as a Scottish Philosopher: The Role of the University and the Means to Live Well ; 12. The Integrity of Scottish Philosophy and the Idea of a National Tradition
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The Oxford series A History of Scottish Philosophy provides unprecedented coverage and depth on the origins and legacy of the Scottish philosophical tradition. The first volume in this series, Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, edited by James Harris and Aaron Garrett, sheds new light on the ways in which Scottish Enlighteners popularised distinctive features of Scottish philosophy. * Charles Bradford Bow, Journal of Scottish Philosophy * These essays are of a uniformly high standard; each will repay study for those wishing to familiarize themselves with the leading Scottish philosophers of the period. Representing much fresh research, the volume suggests that figures such as Brown, Ferrier and Bain have been unfairly neglected, perhaps as a result of the greater preoccupation with their eighteenth-century predecessors. * David Fergusson, Journal of the History of Philosophy *
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About Gordon Graham

Gordon Graham FRSE is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. His areas of academic interest include aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the Scottish philosophical tradition. He is Director of the Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy at Princeton and founding editor of the Journal of Scottish Philosophy.
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