Enlightenment

    The Bloomsbury Companion to Hume

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    David Hume 1711-1776, philosopher, historian, and essayist, is widely considered to be Britain's greatest philosopher. One of the leading intellectual figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, his major works and central ideas, especially his radical empiricism and his critique of the pretensions of philosophical rationalism, remain hugely influential on contemporary philosophers....

    Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

    By John Robertson

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    This Very Short Introduction explores the history of the 18th-century Enlightenment movement. Considering its intellectual commitments, Robertson then turns to their impact on society, and the ways in which Enlightenment thinkers sought to further the goal of human betterment, by promoting economic improvement and civil and political justice.

    Metaphors of Mind: An Eighteenth-Century Dictionary

    By Brad Pasanek

    Hardback £32.06

    " Promoting critical and creative anachronism, Metaphors of Mind redefines the notion of an archive in the age of Amazon and Google Books.

    Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume\'s Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation

    By Graciela De Pierris

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    Graciela De Pierris presents a novel interpretation of the relationship between skepticism and naturalism in Hume's epistemology, and a new appraisal of Hume's place within early modern thought. She argues that Hume was committed to the Newtonian inductive method while rejecting the place of the supernatural in our understanding of...

    Liberty\'s Apostle - Richard Price, His Life and Times

    By Paul Frame

    Paperback £19.45

    With a setting that encompasses the American and French Revolutions and a cast of characters that includes the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Priestley, Liberty's Apostle tells the story of the little-known Welsh radical thinker of the Enlightenment, Richard Price.

    Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment

    By Thomas Ahnert

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    In the Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct, rather than adherence to theological doctrine, was the true measure of religious belief. The author argues that this "enlightened" emphasis on conduct in religion relied less on arguments from reason alone than has been believed.

    Enlightenment

    By Anthony Pagden

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    The story of how, and why, the ideal of a universal, global, and cosmopolitan society became such a central part of the Western imagination in the ferment of the Enlightenment - and how these ideas have done battle with an inward-looking, tradition-oriented view of the world ever since.

    The Bloomsbury Companion to Kant

    Paperback £26.45

    "First published as The Continuum Companion to Kant, 2012."

    Thomas Reid on Society and Politics

    By Thomas Reid

    Hardback £122.46

    Thomas Reid might not have published much on politics, but his manuscripts reveal that he was deeply concerned with social, political and economic issues throughout his career. This book explores Reid's eclectic system of political economy, which had considerable affinities with the work of Sir James Steuart.

    Kant and Colonialism

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    This book presents the first full exploration of Kant's position on colonialism. Leading experts in both political thought and normative theory place Kant's thoughts on the subject in historical context, examine the tensions that colonialism produces in his work, and evaluate the relevance of these reflections for current debates on...

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