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From Moral Theology to Moral Philosophy: Cicero and Visions of Humanity from Locke to Hume

Tim Stuart-Buttle

Abstract

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries represent a period of remarkable intellectual vitality in British philosophy, as figures such as Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Smith attempted to explain the origins and sustaining mechanisms of civil society. Their insights continue to inform how political and moral theorists think about the world in which we live. The aim of this book is to reconstruct a debate which preoccupied contemporaries, but which seems arcane to us today. This concerned the relationship between reason and revelation as the two sources of mankind’s knowledge, particularly in the eth ... More

Keywords: ethics, Christianity, civil society, Cicero, scepticism, Epicureanism, Stoicism, John Locke, David Hume

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198835585
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835585.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Stuart-Buttle, author
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of York