Reason Grace And Sentiment Vol 2 Paperback

A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England, 1660-1780

by Isabel Rivers;

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Reason Grace And Sentiment Vol 2

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This volume completes Isabel Rivers' widely acclaimed exploration of the relationship between religion and ethics from the mid-seventeenth to the later eighteenth centuries. She investigates the effect of attempts to separate ethics from religion, and to locate the foundation of morals in the constitution of human nature. Focusing on moral philosophy and the educational institutions in which (or in spite of which) these new ideas were developed, the book pays close attention to the movement of ideas through the British Isles, in particular the spread of Shaftesbury's thought from England to Ireland and Scotland, and the varied reception of Hume's scepticism north and south of the border. It also demonstrates the enormous influence of Shaftesbury's moral thought and the ultimate triumph of the English interpretation of Shaftesbury with the rise of Butler. Meticulously researched and accessibly written, this volume makes a vital contribution to our understanding of eighteenth-century thought.

Reason Grace And Sentiment Vol 2 by Isabel Rivers was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2005 and is our 49311th best seller. The ISBN for Reason Grace And Sentiment Vol 2 is 9780521021357.

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Details for Reason Grace And Sentiment Vol 2

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (October 2005)
Number of Pages404
Thickness23 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1098634
Page last updated 15th December 2015
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