Shaftesbury: Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times / Edition 1

Shaftesbury: Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times / Edition 1

by Lord Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521578922

ISBN-13: 9780521578929

Pub. Date: 01/13/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Shaftesbury's Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times was published in 1711. It ranges widely over ethics, aesthetics, religion, the arts (painting, literature, architecture, gardening), and ancient and modern history, and aims at nothing less than a new ideal of the gentleman. Together with Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Addison and

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Shaftesbury's Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times was published in 1711. It ranges widely over ethics, aesthetics, religion, the arts (painting, literature, architecture, gardening), and ancient and modern history, and aims at nothing less than a new ideal of the gentleman. Together with Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Addison and Steele's Spectator, it is a text of fundamental importance for understanding the thought and culture of Enlightenment Europe. This volume presents a new edition of the text together with an introduction, explanatory notes and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521578929
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/13/2000
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; A letter concerning enthusiasm; Sensus communis, an essay on the freedom of wit and humour; Soliloquy, or advice to an author; An inquiry concerning virtue or merit; The moralists, a philosophical rhapsody; Miscellaneous reflections.

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