Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond

Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond

by Daniel Carey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521845025

ISBN-13: 9780521845021

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Are human beings linked by a common nature, one that makes them see the world in the same moral way? Or are they fragmented by different cultural practices and values? These fundamental questions of our existence were debated in the Enlightenment by Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson. Daniel Carey provides an important new historical perspective on their discussion.

Overview

Are human beings linked by a common nature, one that makes them see the world in the same moral way? Or are they fragmented by different cultural practices and values? These fundamental questions of our existence were debated in the Enlightenment by Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson. Daniel Carey provides an important new historical perspective on their discussion. At the same time, he explores the relationship between these founding arguments and contemporary disputes over cultural diversity and multiculturalism. Our own conflicting positions today reflect long-standing differences that emerged during the Enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845021
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #74
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Locke, diversity, and the natural history of man; 2. The uses of diversity: Locke's reply to Stoicism; 3. Locke's anthropology: travel, innateness, and the exercise of reason; 4. Contesting diversity: Shaftesbury's Reply to Locke; 5. Method, moral sense, and the problem of diversity: Francis Hutcheson and the Scottish Enlightenment; 6. Conclusion: the future of diversity; Bibliography; Index.

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