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Title: Scottish philosophy in the eighteenth century : Volume I : morals, politics, art, religion edited by Aaron Garrett and James A. Harris (Review)
Authors: Spencer, Mark G.
Keywords: Humanities::Literature::English
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Spencer, M. G. (2019). Scottish philosophy in the eighteenth century : Volume I : morals, politics, art, religion edited by Aaron Garrett and James A. Harris (Review). Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment 1, no. 2 (fall 2019): 28-32. doi: 10.32655/srej.2019.2.8
Journal: Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment
Abstract: This is a volume in the Oxford series A History of Scottish Philosophy. Its scope is quite broad, as its subtitle’s reference to “morals, politics, art, [and] religion” hints. The volume’s editors, Aaron Garrett (Boston University) and James Harris (University of St. Andrews), are recognized authorities in the field, and they have assembled an expert team of contributors who together have delivered a very useful volume, if one that is sometimes uneven in coverage. The contributors are notably interdisciplinary. In fact, while the book’s co-editors are philosophers, only a minority of the thirteen contributors (among whom the editors are counted) are from philosophy departments. Six of the thirteen are from departments of history, but English literature and political science are also represented. This lineup is not accidental; it reflects the intention of the editors, who point out in their introductory chapter that “it is a peculiar feature of the history of philosophy that it is written primarily by philosophers” (2). The result is that “usually the history of philosophy is the work of those who are philosophers first and historians second” (2). The editors’ choice of authors suggests a different, more historical, approach, something also evident in the volume’s content.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/137555
ISSN: 2661-3336
DOI: 10.32655/srej.2019.2.8
Rights: © 2019 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, & the Brigham Young University Faculty Publishing Service.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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