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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
...John Richardson This essay examines Tristram Shandy in the context of philosophers and thinkers such as Hume, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson, focusing on how the novel represents war, and how it raises questions about sympathetic responses to war. I will argue that Sterne is concerned...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 99–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
...,” and “intelligence” because such words imply a calculated choice, unlike his references to “affection,” “sense,” “temper,” and “fancy.” Rather, according to Shaftesbury, it is “that natural Affection and anticipating Fancy, which makes the Sense of Right and Wrong.”13 Fol- lowing Shaftesbury, Francis Hutcheson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of Nettleton’s argu- ment — ​and here he diverges considerably form Norris — ​can be found in his lengthy and momentous account of natural sociability, which he appears to borrow from Hutcheson and Shaftesbury.38 “The condition of human nature is such,” Nettleton observes, “as renders us utterly unable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Ashley Cooper, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, and Francis Hutcheson, asserted that benevolence is an inborn and com- pletely altruistic behavior that cannot be motivated by self- interest.8 In con- trast, John Locke argued moral qualities like benevolence are not innate and must be learned through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 97–101.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of sociability (sympa- thy and social emotion most prominently) in Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Adam Smith, Hogarth, Hume, and Kant. This position is unnecessarily complicated when posed in terms of a dialectic between “mimesis” and “subreption.” Imi- tation and Society is in general hobbled by confusing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 118–122.
Published: 01 April 2003
...., 2002). Pp. 285. $29.95. ISBN 0-300-09426-4 Hutcheson, Francis. An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense. Ed., Aaron Garrett. Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002). Pp. 226. $20. ISBN 0...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 61–66.
Published: 01 January 2009
... appointed thousands of men over a career which ran for over forty years. Among them was Francis Hutcheson, the Glas- gow professor whom Sher regards as “the most important force in the devel- opment of Scottish intellectual life during the formative second quarter of the eighteenth century” (62...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and the Shape of Orthodoxy: Intellectual Change in Late Sev- enteenth-Century Britain (Woodbridge, Suffolk & Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell, 1995). Pp. xii + 345. $110. ISBN 0-85115-594-4 Hutcheson, Francis. On the Nature and Conduct of the Passions with Illustrations on the Moral Sense (1728), intro...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... vocabularies—the idea of the “beauty of virtue,” for example—that feature in the work of Hutcheson, Hume, and Smith, all of whom were read by Kant. Attention to this tradition supplies invaluable ways of understanding why the immediate sensations of taste were so prized, so important: they provided...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 108–114.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Bayle, Frances Hutcheson, and Bernard Mandeville, the latter in particular reviving Hume’s spirits for a brief attempt at a business career in Bristol, and then departure to France, settling finally in Anjou where, at the Jesuit college of La Flèche, he spent the next two years (1735–37) writ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 45–63.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Scottish philosophy. Francis Hutcheson, for one, was instrumental in explaining the need for an ethical consideration of animals, and most other contemporary Scottish philosophers, including David Hume and Adam Smith, evinced various levels of interest in this topic.26 In his later years, Smellie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
... by [M.P. pamphleteer] Hutcheson as a ‘prison kept by the Provost Marshal or Military Hangman’ primarily for mutineers, desert- ers, and other offenders” (p. 104). The effect was to humiliate the recruit into accepting a new social identity as part of the machine of war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
... xed a resolution, which I infl exibly main- tained, never to reply to any body; and not being very irascible in my temper, I have easily kept myself clear of all literary squabbles.” But, his principal philo- sophic critics, Hutcheson, Reid, and Beattie, were answered—Hutcheston in volume three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 140–150.
Published: 01 April 2013
... another way of ushering felicity out the door. To judge by Soni’s recent essays, he seems to be gearing up to give a similar account of judgment, a concept Locke, Hutcheson, and oth- ers inherited from antiquity, but then mistranslated so badly that subsequent generations decided they could just...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
... what Wesley referred to as the “Spiritual Senses,” a view not without precedent in the eighteenth century.44 Frances Hutcheson argued in 1725 that we recognize what is beautiful and good through our “Internal Senses.” 4 5 We should not be surprised, then, that John refers to Methodist...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 130–138.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Motherwell’s Cultural Politics (Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky, 2002). Pp. 265. $39.95. ISBN 0-8131-2188-4 Brown, Michael. Francis Hutcheson in Dublin, 1719–1730 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2002). Pp. 207. $50. ISBN 1-85182-637-8 Cañizares-Esguerra...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
.... Edinburgh Mag., n.s. 6 ( July 1795): 77. 35. Francis Hutcheson, Thoughts on Laughter . . . (Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1758), 7 –8, airs the stereotype of the grave Scots Presbyterian. The Face of Madness 65 36. Ronald F. Atkinson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 January 2005
.... 466. 132 ills. $99.95. ISBN 1-84014-268-5 Hunter, James. Culloden and the Last Clansman (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2002). Pp. 238. $32.50. ISBN 1-84018-483-3 Hutcheson, Francis. An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, ed. Wolfgang Leidhold. Natural Law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 129–142.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., 2003). Pp. 466. 32 ills. $99.95. ISBN -8404-268-5 Hunter, James. Culloden and the Last Clansman (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2002). Pp. 238. $32.50. ISBN -8408-483-3 Hutcheson, Francis. An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, ed. Wolfgang Leidhold. Natural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of a shared moral sense, see Daniel Carey, Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2005). Two valuable recent works placing Shaftesbury in the context of Whig authorship and freethinking, respectively, are Abigail Williams...