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Character, self, and sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment

Author: Thomas Ahnert; Susan Manning
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book is about Enlightenment ideas of "character." It argues for their central importance in eighteenth-century thought and culture. The scope of this volume extends well beyond the confines of literary history. It examines discussions of race, nation, the self, virtue, sociability, and historical progress. The specially commissioned essays in this volume are the first, collectively, to address the broader  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Ahnert; Susan Manning
ISBN: 9780230104143 0230104142
OCLC Number: 657600103
Description: xv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: character, self, and sociability in the Scottish enlightenment --
Reid and Hume on the possibility of character / James A. Harris --
Adam Smith's Rhetorical art of character / Stephen J. McKenna --
The moral education of mankind: character and religious moderatism in the sermons of Hugh Blair / Thomas Ahnert --
The Not-So-Prodigal Son: James Boswell and the Scottish enlightenment / Anthony La Vopa --
Character, sociability and correspondence: Elizabeth Griffith and The Letters between Henry and Frances / Eve Tavor Bannet --
William Smellie's dreams: character and consciousness in the Scottish enlightenment / Phyllis Mack --
Aspects of character and sociability in Scottish enlightenment medicine / Neil Vickers --
The 'Peculiar Colouring of the Mind': character and painted portraiture in the Scottish enlightenment / Viccy Coltman --
National characters and race: a Scottish enlightenment debate / Silvia Sebastiani --
Character and cosmopolitanism in the Scottish-American enlightenment / Hannah Spahn --
Historical characters: biography, the science of man, and romantic fiction / Susan Manning --
Necessity, freedom, and character formation from the eighteenth century to the nineteenth / Jerrold Seigel.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Ahnert and Susan Manning.
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