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History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century 2 Volume Set
     

History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century 2 Volume Set

by Leslie Stephen
 

Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was a writer, philosopher and literary critic whose work was published widely in the nineteenth century. As a young man Stephen was ordained deacon, but he later became agnostic and much of his work reflects his interest in challenging popular religion. This two-volume work, first published in 1876, is no exception: it focuses on the

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Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was a writer, philosopher and literary critic whose work was published widely in the nineteenth century. As a young man Stephen was ordained deacon, but he later became agnostic and much of his work reflects his interest in challenging popular religion. This two-volume work, first published in 1876, is no exception: it focuses on the eighteenth-century deist controversy and its effects, as well as the reactions to what Stephen saw as a revolution in thought. Comprehensive and full of detailed analysis, this is an important work in the history of ideas. Volume 1 contains a thorough discussion of the arguments for and against deism, and of the state of theology at the end of the century. Volume 2 focuses on eighteenth-century moral philosophy, political philosophy, literature, and on the literary and religious reactions to the revolution in thought. It also discusses utilitarianism in depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108040419
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy
Pages:
972
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.40(d)

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