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Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Ruth Savage


These studies explore themes and issues relating to religion, philosophy, and their interrelations, as they exercised British thinkers in the ‘long’ eighteenth century, while at the same time illustrating techniques of intellectual history in the early twenty-first century. They seek to further our understanding of the period when some of the most significant works in western philosophy were written, and of the influences that were then current, through fresh attention to primary sources. Some of the chapters are on individual persons or works, others on themes, but all demonstrate the breadth ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment, David Hume, Francis Hutcheson, John Locke, morality, natural law, Presbyterianism, reason, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199227044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Savage, editor