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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Shayda Hoover The third Earl of Shaftesbury creates a “sociable enthusiast” in The Moralists (1708), published in his major work, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711). This sociable enthusiast embodies a refined form of enthusiasm in a respectable subject—a philosopher...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Francis Osborne, Sir William Temple, Charles de Sainte-Évremond, John Locke, John Wilson, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and John Gay. It examines examples of miscellanies produced by John Dryden and his publisher Jacob Tonson, by John Dennis and Charles Gildon, and by Pope...
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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 (2013) 37 (3): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 2013
... J Critical Enthusiasm brings together an important set of issues in the eighteenth century in a densely argued book drawing on a range of disciplines. The foun- dation lies in literary studies (with extended treatments of Shaftesbury and Swift), but the ambition extends to intellectual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Vivasvan Soni Valihora Karen . Austen’s Oughts: Judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2010 ). Pp. 363 . $77.50 Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay The Beauty of  Judgment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... In 1682, George Bower had produced a medal with a profile head of Shaftesbury to celebrate a London jury’s having acquitted the party leader for treason (Plate 1). In 1683, he produced another medal in which he replicated the very same profile of Shaftesbury at the end...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to Locke for his psychology, he seeks to outdo him with his ethics. And he hopes to do this not by reject- ing Locke’s methodology, as Shaftesbury had done, but by completing it, as it were, with a strictly empirical and Epicurean case for virtue. Given the subjective nature of happiness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
... received God’s grace (Skinner, 133 and 175). The third form of virtue is a potentiality, a faculty that is, crucially, natural to the human species. Here, in an early articulation of this the- ory, is Shaftesbury in his deistic “Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour” (1709): If the love...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... revolution. Because of Temple’s essay— and its popularity (Temple’s collected Works went through seven editions from 1720 to 1770sharawadgi” soon became a byword in the propa- ganda campaign for a new horticultural practice.21 Echoing Temple, in 1709 Anthony Ashley Cooper, third Earl of Shaftesbury...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 66–89.
Published: 01 September 2004
... aesthetic concept in Boileau-Despréaux’s 674 translation of Longinus’ seminal treatise, Peri Hupsous (On the Sublime), and its mutation through John Dennis’ awe-struck account of the ruggedness and geological asym- metry of the Alps in 688, Shaftesbury’s evocation of the grandeur of high places...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 99–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
... a fundamental, sensory connection that already binds humanity together and has always provided an adequate moral base. Therefore, throughout his Inquiry Concerning Virtue, or Merit,the Third Earl of Shaftesbury is unable to commit fully to rationalist terminology (“mind,” “thought,” “reason...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... withheld from becoming a definable taste. Pope’s definition of “Sense” as deeply inward and reflective is reminiscent of Shaftesbury’s observations, throughout the Char- acteristicks (1711), on “reflected Sense.” In the “Inquiry Concerning Virtue, or Merit” (volume 2 of Characteristicks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 76–80.
Published: 01 September 2010
... William Kent and his patron, the Earl of Burlington, or the poet-­gardener Alexander Pope. Staying true to the vision of these artists means not exaggerating their engagement with the ideas of China — in fact, quite the opposite. People like Horace Wal- pole and the Earl of Shaftesbury expressed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of Tory attacks on the first Earl of Shaftesbury (1621–83). Almost disabled with gout and ague, Shaftesbury was nicknamed “Count Tapski” after the copper tube that drained his hydatid cyst.47 Dryden went so far as to delight that the dis- abled father produced a defective son—that the sickly second...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 January 2007
... their constitutions. Shaftesbury, in Sensus Communis early in the eighteenth century, had argued that wit and rail- lery, particularly that practiced by circles of candid friends, drove the forma- tion of opinion that played a critical role in the public life of nations. Only ideas that could withstand...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... There are intimations of an ethical joy in Aristotle, Helle- nistic Stoicism, and Aquinas, but this idea is brought to fruition in the secu- lar moral philosophy of Lord Shaftesbury. Against Christianity’s retributive ethics, Shaftesbury conceives of an immanent joy that is the reward of virtu- ous action. Though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., it is silent on the classical legacy so central to Shaftesbury and Fielding—if oikos, domus, or hospes have any role in forming the eighteenth-century home, we are not told. The argument that home is uniquely constitutive of imperial British nationhood does not benchmark itself against the obvious...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 97–101.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., the total- ity of social relations. The domain of taste emerges alongside new concepts of subjectivity: early in the history of eighteenth-century aesthetics, the feeling, judging subject is defi ned by connoisseurship, disinterested attention, and what Shaftesbury calls common sense. At midcentury...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the “ Debauch ” that Shaftesbury hoped for in his evocation of the patchwork. Despite the incorrectness of these features, they represent a vital link to a lost heritage. What emerges is a complex oscillation between past and present, in which the stagnant present can only be invigorated and renewed by “new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2022
...: depositing a manuscript with a printer by dead drop or through a masked intermediary. Or alternatively, one could include enough indirection, innuendo, and ambiguity that no uniform meaning or message could possibly be pinned down in the courtroom. Shaftesbury summed up this link between irony...