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A Comparative Look at the Scottish and German Enlightenments

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares the Scottish Enlightenment and the German Aufklärung, which were among the most lively and distinct national variants of the European Enlightenment. It examines the passage of ... More


When Was the Scottish Enlightenment?

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter determines why it took till the 1970s for W. R. Scott's notion of a Scottish Enlightenment to gain general acknowledgment and why, when that acknowledgment did come, it was in the ... More


Intellectual Background

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Intellectual Background’, attempts to reconstruct the intellectual background which informed the historians' mindset and argues that the vantage point of such study must be their own ... More


Eighteenth-Century Scotland and the Three Unions

Colin Kidd

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the way Enlightenment Scotland viewed the British unions. The focus of the Scottish Enlightenment was on the deeper social and economic underpinnings of political ... More


The Significance of Scotland in Germany

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the impact and influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the German Aufklärung. Scottish works formed an important segment of the general influx of British books into Germany ... More


Improving Nations

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The contemporary idea of progress, which provided the foundation of Point Four, originated in eighteenth-century Great Britain’s commercial revolution. Natural philosophers in Scotland looked to the ... More


Conclusion

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There has been a long tradition of philosophising in Scotland. After the Reformation, Scottish philosophers were no less interested than their predecessors had been in the philosophy being done ... More


Creating Culture: The Case of the Scottish Enlightenment

Jeffrey A. Bell

in Deleuze's Hume: Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634392
eISBN:
9780748652464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634392.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers Scottish Enlightenment as a case study. In presenting a Deleuzian intellectual history of the Scottish Enlightenment, it argues that the creativity of the period needs to be ... More


Postscript: On Writing the History of Scottish Philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment

Paul Wood

in Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560677
eISBN:
9780191761300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560677.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on the historiographical challenge posed by the subject matter of this volume. There is the contentious question of whether there came into being in the eighteenth century a ... More


A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Andrew Stewart Skinner

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The second edition of this guide to Adam Smith's system of thought has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Smith scholarship and the author's experience of teaching Smith to a ... More


The Nineteenth Century: Ferrier to Seth

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Scottish Enlightenment was a stunning intellectual performance that set the intellectual agenda for many people inside and outside Scotland for many decades thereafter. George Davie argues that ... More


Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Fania Oz-Salzberger

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is a study of the transmission of political ideas across languages and cultures, and in particular of a notably fruitful encounter between two distinct branches of 18th-century political ... More


From the Enlightenment to the Victorian State

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The main argument of this chapter is that the Scottish elite derived from the parish school a concept of ‘national’ education which conditioned their response both to economic development in the ... More


Introduction

R. A. Houston

in Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses Edinburgh, which is the capital of Scotland and is easily the largest city in the country. It gives a description of the burghs in the city, the economy, the important ... More


Introduction: A Feminine Enlightenment?

JoEllen DeLucia

in A Feminine Enlightenment: British Women Writers and the Philosophy of Progress, 1759-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695942
eISBN:
9781474408677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695942.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Recent scholarship on the role emotion and sympathy played in the Enlightenment’s mapping of historical progress invites a reconsideration of the women writers who are the subject of this book: Mary ... More


Scots and the Environment of Empire

John M. MacKenzie

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The character of the Scottish environment is examined as a significant background to involvement of the Scots in colonial environments as well as being influential in developing Scottish ... More


Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Alison Lumsden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641536
eISBN:
9780748651610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Walter Scott's startlingly contemporary approach to theories of language and the creative impact of this on his work are explored in this new study, which examines the linguistic diversity and ... More


Deleuze's Hume: Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment

Jeffrey A. Bell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634392
eISBN:
9780748652464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634392.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book offers an extended comparison of the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and David Hume. The book argues that Deleuze's early work on Hume was instrumental to Deleuze's formulation of the ... More


Some Paradigms of Conversability in the Eighteenth Century

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines three key articulations of the conversational turn: the politeness paradigm associated with Addison and Steele; the ideas of sentiment and sympathy associated with Hume and the ... More


Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

R. A. Houston

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Eighteenth-century Edinburgh was the cradle of the Scottish Enlightenment. The lives and ideas of its prominent figures have received extensive treatment, but little attention has been paid to the ... More


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