How the Scots Invented the Modern World

Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how ...

Author: Arthur Herman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307420954

Category: History

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An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong. How the Scots Invented the Modern World reveals how Scottish genius for creating the basic ideas and institutions of modern life stamped the lives of a series of remarkable historical figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and how Scottish heroes continue to inspire our contemporary culture, from William “Braveheart” Wallace to James Bond. And no one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots—or the modern West—in the same way again.
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Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth Century Scotland

Women are important actors in this story, and the book presents an analysis of women's contribution to Scottish Enlightenment culture, and it asks why there were no Scottish bluestockings.

Author: Rosalind Carr

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748646432

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Presents major new research on gender in the Scottish EnlightenmentWhat role did gender play in the Scottish Enlightenment? Combining intellectual and cultural history, this book explores how men and women experienced the Scottish Enlightenment. It examines Scotland in a European context, investigating ideologies of gender and cultural practices among the urban elites of Scotland in the 18th century.The book provides an in-depth analysis of men's construction and performance of masculinity in intellectual clubs, taverns and through the violent ritual of the duel. Women are important actors in this story, and the book presents an analysis of women's contribution to Scottish Enlightenment culture, and it asks why there were no Scottish bluestockings.
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Scotland in the Eighteenth Century

This is an introduction to Scottish history in the 18th which is completely up-to-date and gives equal emphasis to politics and religion.

Author: David Allan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317877394

Category: History

Page: 228

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This is an introduction to Scottish history in the 18th which is completely up-to-date and gives equal emphasis to politics and religion. Once a small and isolated country with an unenviable reputation for poverty and instability, by 1800 Scotland it was emerging as an economic powerhouse, a major colonial power and an internationally acclaimed center of European philosophy, science and literature. This thematic investigation explores the experiences and responses of a people whose world was being fundamentally reconfigured and offers some topical and thought-provoking lessons from a dramatic period when, willingly or with great reluctance, the Scots adapted themselves to rapidly changing circumstances. Starting with the threshold of the Act of Union (1707) and running through to 1800 and the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars, This book covers the impact of the Enlightenment on Scotland and Scotland's own very significant contribution to this via Adam Smith, David Hume and their circle. Setting social, cultural and economic analyses within a firm political framework, Scotland's internal story is placed in the wider context of Britain, Europe and Empire, and her role and identity within the newly united Britain assessed.
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History of Scottish Philosophy

deeply and widely within Scottish culture means that, in spite of its universality, Scottish philosophy is a citizen of its country.

Author: Alexander Broadie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748628643

Category: Philosophy

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Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year 2009 This is the first-ever account of the full 700-year-old Scottish philosophical tradition. The book focuses on a number of philosophers in the period from the later-13th century until the mid-20th and attends especially to some brilliantly original texts. The book also indicates ways in which philosophy has been intimately related to other aspects of Scotland's culture. Among the greatest philosophers that Scotland has produced are John Duns Scotus, Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid. But there were many other fine, even brilliant philosophers who are less highly regarded, if they are noticed at all, such as John Mair, George Lokert, Frederick Ferrier, Andrew Seth, Norman Kemp Smith and John Macmurray. All these thinkers and many others are discussed in these pages. This clearly written and approachable book gives us a strong sense of the Scottish philosophical tradition.
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Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

He was a man of remarkably wide-ranging interests in history, economics, ... in the story of Scottish philosophy in America was Noah Porter (1811–92).

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191039096

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J. F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Why Scottish Philosophy Matters

Much of this book will consist of exposition and discussion of philosophical doctrines ; it will , in short , be an account of what I take to be central ...

Author: Alexander Broadie

Publisher: The Saltire Society

ISBN: 0854110755

Category: Philosophy, Scottish

Page: 106

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In this text, Broadie shows how the insights of early Scottish philosophy, for example by Scotus and Mair, led to important perceptions in modern thinking and to the recognition of an unmistakably Scottish strand in European thought.
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Intending Scotland

Daniel Somner Robinson, it tells the story of eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury Scottish thought without making any mention of Enlightenment, and presents ...

Author: Craig Cairns Craig

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748679331

Category: Electronic books

Page: 288

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Intending Scotland reconsiders our understanding of the development of Scottish culture from the Enlightenment to the present day. The book recovers and reconnects Scottish thinkers from Hume and Reid in the eighteenth century, to Andrew Seth, Norman Kemp Smith and John Macmurray in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It contextualises their work in relation to the development of Scottish anthropology and psychology, from which emerged, in the work of Ian Suttie and R. D. Laing, some of the most significant challenges to Freudian psychology. Craig uses this Scottish tradition to challenge theories of the nation over the last thirty years, providing critiques of Bhabha's 'hybridity' and of Anderson's 'imagined community', and of theories of 'the Other' within a postcolonial framework.Ranging over Scotland's intellectual and cultural history across three centuries, taking in gardens and gardeners as well as historians and historiographers, scientists and engineers as well as philosophers and psychologists, Intending Scotland presents a reinterpretation of Scottish cultural life as radical as the developments in the nation's contemporary politics.Key debates addressed in Intending Scotland include:*Challenges negative conceptions of the Scottish cultural past and of the failures of Scotland's cultural development*Sets Scotland's recent political development in the context of its cultural achievements in the twentieth century*Deals with major figures in Scottish culture - Hume, Reid - and shows how our modern understanding of them is dependent on the work of later Scottish thinkers*Engages with prominent critics in contemporary theory - Anderson, Derrida, Bhabha, Kearney - and develops a critique of them from a Scottish perspective.
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Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment

This collection of ten essays by scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the place of scientific and medical enquiry in Scotland during the period 1690-1815.

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN: UOM:39015055608221

Category: Science

Page: 364

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Writing to Dugald Stewart in June 1789, Thomas Jefferson enthused that as far as science was concerned, no place in the world can pretend to a competition with Edinburgh. Yet, despite similar encomiums down the years, the role of the natural sciences and medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment is still neither generally appreciated nor fully understood. This collection of ten essays by scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the place of scientific and medical enquiry in Scotland during the period 1690-1815. Each chapter presents new research in order to reflect upon previous interpretations and to suggest fresh perspectives on the relationship between science and medicine and culture and society in 18th-century Scotland. Collectively, the essays illustrate both the centrality of natural and medical knowledge in enlightened culture and the wider implications of Scotland's story for an understanding of science and medicine in the modern world.
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Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century Volume I

On this reading of history Scottish philosophical thought and national identity are intertwined and cannot be disentangled.

Author: Aaron Garrett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191043437

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies by expert authors, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom read. The outcome is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the detail, of the picture of the philosophical scene of Scotland in the eighteenth century. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Models of the History of Philosophy

III: The Second Enlightenment and the Kantian Age Gregorio Piaia, ... 'Dugald Stewart on Hindu Philosophy', in The Story of Scottish Philosophy, ed.

Author: Gregorio Piaia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401799669

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1000

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This is the third volume of Models of the History of Philosophy, a collaborative work on the history of the history of philosophy dating from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The volume covers a decisive period in the history of modern thought, from Voltaire and the great “Encyclopédie” of Diderot and d'Alembert to the age of Kant, i.e. from the histoire de l'esprit humain animated by the idea of progress to the a priori history of human thought. The interest of the philosophes and the Kantians (Buhle and Tennemann) in the study and the reconstruction of the philosophies of the past was characterized by a spirit that was highly critical, but at the same time systematic. The material is divided into four large linguistic and cultural areas: the French, Italian, British and German. The detailed analysis of the 35 works which can be considered to be “general” histories of philosophy is preceded and accompanied by lengthy introductions on the historical background and references to numerous other works bordering on philosophical historiography.
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Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature Enlightenment Britain and Empire 1707 1918

The eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment, named only in 1900, has come so forcefully to dominate the intellectual landscape of Scotland that the story ...

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Between 1707 and 1918, Scotland underwent arguably the most dramatic upheavals in its political, economic and social history. The Union with England, industrialisation and Scotland's subsequent defining contributions throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the culture of Britain and Empire are reflected in the transformative energies of Scottish literature and literary institutions in the period. New genres, new concerns and whole new areas of interest opened under the creative scrutiny of sceptical minds. This second volume of the History reveals the major contribution made by Scottish writers and Scottish writing to the shape of modernity in Britain, Europe and the world.
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Scottish Philosophical Theology

... it was the same Presence as met me in the Bible And to this day all the history that has Presence in it for me, all the history that has anything to say ...

Author: David Fergusson

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845404499

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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This volume concentrates on the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the latter part of the 20th. It is impossible to depict a single school of philosophical theology in Scotland across three centuries, yet several strains have been identified that suggest some recurrent themes or intellectual habits. These include the following: the mutually beneficial cross-fertilisation of the disciplines of philosophy and theology; the tendency to eschew powerful philosophical systems that might threaten to imprison theological ideas; a stress on both the providential limitations and reliability of human reason; a suspicion of reductive theories of a materialist inclination; and a determination to inspect critically the proposals of theology and to place these in positive relation to other disciplines.
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The Lion of Princeton

Pages 151–89 in The Story of Scottish Philosophy. Edited by Daniel Sommer Robinson. New York: Exposition Press, 1961. ———. “James McCosh: The Man and His ...

Author: Kim Riddlebarger

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577995890

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Kim Riddlebarger provides a biographical overview of B. B. Warfield’s life and traces the growing appreciation for Warfield’s thought by contemporary Reformed thinkers. Furthermore, he evaluates the fundamental structures in Warfield’s overall theology and examines Warfield’s work in the field of systematic theology.
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The Tradition of Scottish Philosophy

There were a number of Spanish philosopher theologians who were close to Mair during this period , and the story of his ' Spanish circle ' is an interesting ...

Author: Alexander Broadie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 038920921X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Many previous works on Scottish Philosophy have tended to concentrate exclusively on the Scottish Enlightenment. Yet, two and a half centuries prior to that period, a circle of Scottish philosophers gained Europe-wide appreciation for their work. This study attempts to correct this bias in the history of thought. Broadie looks at the evolution of the subject from the beginning of the sixteenth-century in Scotland. He relates ideas and concerns in philosophy previous to the Enlightenment to those which followed, thereby revealing important similarities between the two. This is done in a highly accessible manner which makes these ideas available to the general reader for the first time. Contents: Introduction; The Mirror of Wisdom: ^R Philosophy in the Scots Tongue; The Circle of John Mair; Knowledge; Ways of Saying 'Yes'; Freewill and Grace; The Post-Medieval Period; A Science of Human Nature; The Common Sense Reaction; Hume on Belief and Will; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index^R
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Beyond the Banners

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Author: David Hume

Publisher:

ISBN: 1906886180

Category: Northern Ireland

Page: 143

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Scottish Philosophy

A Comparison of the Scottish and German Answers to Hume Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison. TAYLOR . The Story of my Life . By the late Colonel MEADOWS TAYLOR ...

Author: Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435011394541

Category: Philosophy, Scottish

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