The Scotch Metaphysics: A Century of Enlightenment in Scotland

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Focusing on the works of Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart, Sir William Hamilton, Thomas Brown and James Frederick Ferrier, this book offers a definitive account of an important philosophical movement, and represents a ground-breaking contribution to scholarship in the area. Essential reading for philosophers or anyone with an interest in the history of philosophical thought.

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the historical context
Hume and the Rankenian Society
Brown Hamilton and Ferrier

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George Davie D.Litt, FRSE, D.h.c. is author of The Democratic Intellect: Scotland and her Universities in the Nineteenth Century, The Crisis of the Democratic Intellect and two volumes of essays on the Scottish Enlightenment. He is Emeritus Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and recipient of the Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Award for services to Scotland.

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