Introduction: Common sense in the Scottish enlightenment

C. B. Bow

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


This volume of essays considers the philosophical and historical significance of common sense philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment. As one of eighteenth-century Scotland’s most original intellectual products, common sense philosophy dominated the teaching of moral philosophy and the “science of the mind” at Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen universities during the last quarter of the century, and also informed many Presbyterian clergymen’s treatment of human nature from the pulpit…

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommon Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780198783909
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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