Scotland and France in the Enlightenment

Deidre Dawson, Pierre Morere, Pierre Morère, Bucknell University Press, Associated University Presses
Bucknell University Press, 2004 - 348 páginas
The Scottish and French Enlightenments are arguably the two intellectual movements of the eighteenth century that were most influential in shaping the modern age. The essays in Scotland and France in the Enlightenment explore a wide range of topics of historical relevance to eighteenth-century scholars, while engaging students with broad interdisciplinary interests in the humanities and social sciences. The ways in which Scottish philosophy influenced French painting, how the Encyclopaedia Britannica presented the French Revolution, the impact of Macpherson's Ossian on the development of French Romanticism, the moral education of children, the relation between reflection and perception in the arts and in moral life, humankind's relationship to other animals, and the links between violence and imagination, fear and sanity, are only some of the topics covered. This challenging selection of essays comparing Scottish and French enlightenment views of natural history, jurisprudence, moral philosophy, history, and art history complicates and enriches the notion of Enlightenment, and will inaugurate a new field of Franco-Scottish studies.

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Scotland and France in Smolletts Present State of All Nations 176869
The Story of a French and Scottish Fraud
Scottish Influences on JBA Suard and LateEighteenthCentury French Taste and Criticism
The French Taste for Scottish Literary Romanticism
Scott and France
French Art and the Scottish Enlightenment
Encylopaedias and Natural History
A Comparison of the Longevity of the Encyclopaedia Britannica with the Encyclopedie
Philosophy and Political Thought
Hume and French Philosophy
The Representation of Adam Smith and David Hume in the Année Littéraire and the Journal Encyclopédique
Sophie de Grouchys Translation and Critique of Smiths Theory of Moral Sentiments
Robert Wallace and Rousseau on the Republic of Virtue
A Comparative View of the Legal Enlightenment

The Encyclopaedia Britannica and the French Revolution
A Scottish Reception of Buffon and Condillac

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Página 267 - They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same distribution of the necessaries of life, which would have been made, had the earth been divided into equal portions among all its inhabitants, and thus, without intending it, without knowing it, advance the interests of society, and afford means to the multiplication of the species.
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Página 113 - But for this I would, in a Court of Honour, deserve to lose my spurs. No, if they permit me, I will be their vassal for life, and. dig in the mine of my imagination to find diamonds (or what may sell for such) to make good my engagements, not to enrich myself.
Página 328 - In every religion, and in every superstition that the world has ever beheld, accordingly, there has been a Tartarus as well as an Elysium; a place provided for the punishment of the wicked, as well as one for the reward of the just.
Página 278 - Since morals, therefore, have an influence on the actions and affections, it follows, that they cannot be deriv'd from reason; and that because reason alone, as we have already prov'd, can never have any such influence. Morals excite passions, and produce or prevent actions. Reason of itself is utterly impotent in this particular. The rules of morality, therefore, are not conclusions of our reason.
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Página 278 - But though reason is undoubtedly the source of the general rules of morality, and of all the moral judgments which we form by means of them; it is altogether absurd and unintelligible to suppose that the first perceptions of right and wrong can be derived from reason, even in those particular cases, upon the experience of which the general rules are formed.

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