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Beattie, James 1735-1803

Works: 506 works in 2,413 publications in 7 languages and 20,492 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Portraits  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Diaries 
Subject Headings: Authors 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Librettist, Recipient
Classifications: PR3316.B4, 821.6
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The minstrel, or, The progress of genius by James Beattie( Book )
403 editions published between 1721 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
Reproduction en fac-similé de l'oeuvre du poète écossais (1776), introuvable aujourd'hui, et de sa traduction par Chateaubriand et J. B.. Soulié, précédé d'une introduction critique sur la vie et l'œuvre de James Beattie
An essay on the nature and immutability of truth by James Beattie( Book )
271 editions published between 1616 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
"I purpose to treat this subject in the following manner: First, I shall endeavour to trace the several kinds of Evidence and Reasoning up to their first principles; with a view to ascertain the Standard of Truth, and explain its immutability. Secondly, I shall show, that my sentiments on this head, however inconsistent with the genius of sceptiscism, and with the practice and principles of sceptical writers, are yet perfectly consistent with the genius of true philosophy, and with the practice and principles of those who are allowed to have been the most successful in the investigation of truth: concluding with some inferences or rules, by which the more important fallacies of the sceptical philosophy may be detected by every person of common sense, even tho he should not possess acuteness or metaphysical knowledge sufficient to qualify him for a logical confutation of them. Thirdly, I shall answer some objections; and make some remarks, by way of Estimate of scepticism and sceptical writers. I divide my discourse in this manner, chiefly with a view to the reader's accommodation. An exact arrangement of parts is necessary to confer elegance on a whole; but I am more studious of utility than of elegance. And though my sentiments might have been exhibited in a more systematic order, I am apt to think, that the order in which they first occurred to me is the most natural, and may be the most effectual for accomplishing my purpose"
Elements of moral science : 1790-1793 by James Beattie( Book )
115 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 978 libraries worldwide
The poetical works of James Beattie. With a memoir of the author by James Beattie( Book )
101 editions published between 1777 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Evidences of the Christian religion briefly and plainly stated by James Beattie( Book )
76 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Dissertations moral and critical by James Beattie( Book )
65 editions published between 1705 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
"Having, for some years, by circumstances of a particular nature, known to my Friends, but of no importance to the Publick, been hindered from executing those more extensive plans of Moral Speculation, which I once projected; and being averse and unaccustomed to idleness; I thought I might amuse myself, in a way not wholly unprofitable to others, by transcribing and correcting certain papers, written a good while ago; which several persons, who had read 'them, were pleased to approve, and had advised me to publish. Some of these are contained in this volume: others may possibly appear hereafter. They were at first composed in a different form: being part of a Course of Prelections, read to those Young Gentlemen, whom it is my business to initiate in the Elements of Moral Science. This, I hope, will account for the plainness of the style, for the frequent introduction of practical and serious observations; for a more general use of the pronouns I and You than is perhaps quite proper in discourses addressed to the Publick, and for a greater variety of illustration, than would have been requisite, if my hearers had been of riper years, or more accustomed to abstract inquiry. The Reader will be disappointed, if he expect to find in this book any nice metaphysical theories, or other matters of doubtful disputation. Such things the Author is not unacquainted with but they suit not his ideas of Moral Teaching; and he has laid them aside long ago. His aim is, to inure young minds to habits of attentive observation; to guard them against the influence of bad principles; and to set before them such views of nature, and such plain and practical truths, as may at once improve the heart and the understanding, and amuse and elevate the fancy. In the Dissertation on Language there are indeed some abstruse inquiries, that may seem to have little of a practical tendency. But the subtleties inseparable from that part of Science are not, even in the early part of life, hard to be understood, when explained, in a simple style, and with a due regard to the gradual expansion of the human intellect. To which I may add, that a philosophical examination of the principles of grammar is a most profitable exercise to the mental powers of young people; and promotes, more perhaps than any other study within their sphere, clearness of apprehension and; correctness of language"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The poetical works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer by James Beattie( Book )
44 editions published between 1777 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 libraries worldwide
The theory of language by James Beattie( Book )
68 editions published between 1788 and 2005 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
An account of the life and writings of James Beattie, including many of his original letters by William Forbes( Book )
19 editions published between 1806 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Poems on several occasions by James Beattie( Book )
43 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Essays On poetry and music, as they affect the mind. On laughter, and ludicrous composition. On the utility of classical learning. by James Beattie( Book )
62 editions published between 1776 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 186 libraries worldwide
The Poetical works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins by John Milton( Book )
24 editions published between 1831 and 1878 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Essays by James Beattie( Book )
16 editions published between 1770 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The poetical works of collins, Gray, and Beattie with a memoir of each by William Collins( Book )
23 editions published between 1835 and 2000 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Scoticisms : arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing by James Beattie( Book )
25 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 libraries worldwide
James Beattie : selected philosophical writings by James Beattie( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The first part of this selection - the first ever made from Beattie's prose writings - includes several key chapters from the Essay on Truth, along with extracts from all of Beattie's other works on moral philosophy. The topics treated include memory, the existence of God, the nature of virtue, and slavery. The second part of the selection is devoted to Beattie's contributions to literary criticism and aesthetics. Beattie's study of poetry, music, taste, and the sublime are vital to the understanding of the literary culture out of which developed the early Romanticism of Wordsworth and Coleridge
The poetical works of James Beattie and William Collins. With memoirs of their lives and writings by James Beattie( Book )
16 editions published between 1823 and 1846 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The minstrel, or, The progress of genius : a poem : book the first by James Beattie( Book )
14 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Essays and fragments in prose and verse by James Beattie( Book )
13 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Original poems and translations By James Beattie, A.M by James Beattie( Book )
15 editions published between 1760 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Beatie 1735-1803
Beatie 1735-1803 Dr
Beatie, Dr., 1735-1803
Beattie 1735-1803 Dr
Beattie, Dr.
Beattie, Dr., 1735-1803
Beattie, Jacob 1735-1803
Beattie, Jakob 1735-1803
James Beattie schottischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller
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English (1,462)
French (17)
Dutch (8)
German (7)
Italian (3)
Irish (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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