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An essay on the nature and immutability of truth, in opposition to sophistry and scepticism (1770)

Author: James Beattie; James Fieser
Publisher: Bristol : Thoemmes Press, 1770.
Series: Scottish common sense philosophy : sources and origins, v. 2.
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This work is a 5-volume collection of writings by and about philosophers in the 18th-century Scottish Common Sense School. The writings by Thomas Reid and Dugald Steward are readily available so this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Beattie; James Fieser
ISBN: 1855068257 9781855068254
OCLC Number: 74521462
Notes: Originally published: Edinburgh : A. Kincaid and J. Bell, 1770.
Description: xl, 289 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Of the standard of truth. Chapter 1. Of the perception of truth in general ; ch. 2. All reasoning terminates in first principles. All evidence ultimately intuitive. Common sense the standard of truth to man --
pt. 2. Illustrations of the preceeding doctrine, with inferences. ch. 1. Confirmation of this doctrine from the practice ; ch. 2. This doctrine rejected by sceptical philosophers --
pt. 3. ch. 1. The principles of this essay consistent with the interests of science, and the rights of mankind. Imperfection of the school-logic ; ch 2. The subject continued. Estimate of the metaphysic and metaphysical writers. Causes of the present degeneracy of moral science ; ch. 3. Consequences of metaphysical scepticism --
Postscript [added to the 1771 edition] --
Appendix 1. "The general principles of a Treatise on the universality of moral sentiment" (from Elements of moral science, 1793, Vol.2, paragraphs 521-532) --
Appendix 2. Letters to and from Beattie pertaining to the composition and reception of the Essay (from William Forbes, An account of the life and writings of James Beattie (1806)).
Series Title: Scottish common sense philosophy : sources and origins, v. 2.
Responsibility: James Beattie ; edited and introduced by James Fieser.

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