A History of Scottish Philosophy
By (author) Alexander Broadie
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History of Scottish Philosophy by Alexander Broadie
Book DescriptionThis book is unique in that it provides the first-ever substantial account of the seven-centuries-old Scottish philosophical tradition. The book focuses on a number of philosophers in the period from the later-thirteenth century until the mid- twentieth and attends especially to some brilliantly original texts. The book also indicates ways in which philosophy has been intimately related to other aspects of Scotland's culture. Among the greatest philosophers that Scotland has produced are John Duns Scotus, Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid. But there were many other fine, even brilliant philosophers who are less highly regarded, if they are noticed at all, such as John Mair, George Lokert, Frederick Ferrier, Andrew Seth, Norman Kemp Smith and John Macmurray. All these thinkers and many others are discussed in these pages. This clearly written and approachable book gives us a strong sense of the Scottish philosophical tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748616275
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book shows that the links with France stretch back deep into the Middle Ages, and continue without a break into the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment.
Tradition of Scottish Philosophy, Paperback (September 2011)
A revised edition of Broadie's classic examination of the evolution of Scottish philosophy, describing the major, but much-neglected, contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment made by an earlier, 15th century group of Scottish thinkers.
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A fascinating history of Scottish Philosophy
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Author Biography - Alexander Broadie
Alexander Broadie is Professor of Logic and Rhetoric at the University of Glasgow. He is a leading historian of medieval and early modern logic as well as a specialist on the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment.
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