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Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

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This series publishes significant contributions to the study of this key period in philosophy. It covers studies of single authors as well as principal philosophical areas.

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Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue

Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue

1st Edition

By Chris W. Surprenant
July 05, 2016

In this book, Chris W. Surprenant puts forward an original position concerning Kant’s practical philosophy and the intersection between his moral and political philosophy. Although Kant provides a detailed account of the nature of morality, the nature of human virtue, and how right manifests itself...

Hume's Aesthetic Theory Taste and Sentiment

Hume's Aesthetic Theory: Taste and Sentiment

1st Edition

By Dabney Townsend
February 07, 2014

Hume's Aesthetic Theory examines the neglected area of the development of aesthetics in empiricist thinking, exploring the link between the empiricist background of aesthetics in the eighteenth century and the work of David Hume.This is a major contribution to our understanding of Hume's general ...

Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume

Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume

1st Edition

By Timothy M Costelloe
June 11, 2009

The book has two aims. First, to examine the extent and significance of the connection between Hume's aesthetics and his moral philosophy; and, second, to consider how, in light of the connection, his moral philosophy answers central questions in ethics. The first aim is realized in chapters 1-4. ...

Hume's Difficulty Time and Identity in the Treatise

Hume's Difficulty: Time and Identity in the Treatise

1st Edition

By Donald L.M. Baxter
March 06, 2009

In this volume--the first, focused study of Hume on time and identity--Baxter focuses on Hume’s treatment of the concept of numerical identity, which is central to Hume's famous discussions of the external world and personal identity. Hume raises a long unappreciated, and still unresolved, ...

Naturalization of the Soul Self and Personal Identity in the Eighteenth Century

Naturalization of the Soul: Self and Personal Identity in the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

By John Barresi, Raymond Martin
February 12, 2004

Naturalization of the Soul charts the development of the concepts of soul and self in Western thought, from Plato to the present. It fills an important gap in intellectual history by being the first book to emphasize the enormous intellectual transformation in the eighteenth century, when the ...

Kant’s Theory of the Self

Kant’s Theory of the Self

1st Edition

By Arthur Melnick
November 04, 2010

The self for Kant is something real, and yet is neither appearance nor thing in itself, but rather has some third status. Appearances for Kant arise in space and time where these are respectively forms of outer and inner attending (intuition). Melnick explains the "third status" by identifying...

Hume, Reason and Morality A Legacy of Contradiction

Hume, Reason and Morality: A Legacy of Contradiction

1st Edition

By Sophie Botros
March 01, 2008

Covering an important theme in Humean studies, this book focuses on Hume's hugely influential attempt in book three of his Treatise of Human Nature to derive the conclusion that morality is a matter of feeling, not reason, from its link with action. Claiming that Hume's argument contains a ...

Hume's Philosophy Of The Self

Hume's Philosophy Of The Self

1st Edition

By Tony Pitson
April 06, 2006

First Published in 2002. Personal identity lies at the very heart of Hume’s philosophy but has received surprisingly limited attention. Hume’s Philosophy of the Self is the first book to go beyond the famous section of the Treatise, ‘Of Personal Identity’, and explore the fundamental concern with ...

Thomas Reid and Scepticism His Reliabilist Response

Thomas Reid and Scepticism: His Reliabilist Response

1st Edition

By Philip De Bary, Philip de Bary
December 06, 2001

This book bears witness to the current reawakening of interest in Reid's philosophy. It first examines Reid's negative attack on the Way of Ideas, and finds him to be a devastating critic of his predecessors. Turning to the positive part of Reid's programme, the author then develops a fresh ...

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