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The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Thomas Ahnert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the European Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct rather than adherence to certain theological doctrines was the true measure of religious belief. This book shows that the ... More


Religion, Morality, and Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines one of the main features of the so-called “religious” or “clerical Enlightenment” of the eighteenth century: the change of emphasis from theological doctrine to moral conduct as ... More


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