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The Historiographical Context

Rosemary Sweet

in The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines urban histories in the context of historiographical developments and in relation to the changing intellectual issues facing historians. It investigates how and when the local ... More


Introduction

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter presents the book both as a study of English before English existed as a subject in its own right (comparable with what were known as ‘conjectural histories’ in the 18th ... More


Tackling the Naturalistic Conundrum: Instincts and Conjectural History to 1771

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces new impulses in the 1760s such as the first publication of Leibniz's Nouveaux essais, the 1763 contest on certitude in metaphysics, and investigations of animal instincts. At the ... More


"State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Frank Palmeri

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Frank Palmeri sees the conjectural histories of Rousseau, Hume, Herder, and other Enlightenment philosophers as a template for the development of the social sciences in the nineteenth and early ... More


Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Avi Lifschitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

What is the role of language in human cognition? Could we attain self-consciousness and construct our civilisation without language? Such were the questions at the basis of eighteenth-century debates ... More


Introduction: Horizons, 1914

Donald R. Kelley

in Frontiers of History: Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120622
eISBN:
9780300135091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120622.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is historical inquiry. This text examines historiographical themes, language, and methods which have persisted through time to the ... More


Introduction

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

The Introduction situates the book against the background of current trends in Enlightenment studies. It highlights the naturalistic perspective on the evolution of human society, which was common to ... More


Conjecturing Oral Societies: Global to Gaelic

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Travel writings constituted a major branch of the book trade, and the dissemination of information about sophisticated global populations seemingly without writing generated interest in what we might ... More


Scottish Historical Writing of the Enlightenment

David Allan

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines Scottish historical writing in the age of the Enlightenment. Topics covered include the renewed methodological innovation, increased productivity, and expanding publication and ... More


Heyne, Winckelmann, and Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 examines how Christian Gottlob Heyne’s long engagement with Winckelmann’s ideas and arguments conditioned the conservative position on the possibilities of Altertumswissenschaft revealed in ... More


The Market in History

Lisa Herzog

in Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674176
eISBN:
9780191752179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674176.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter the debate about different accounts of the market is put into a historical context. First, Smith’s and Hegel’s understanding of historical processes is analysed, which leads into to ... More


* Adam Smith in the Forest

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter highlights several Scottish forest history themes that have modern echoes. Through a discussion of the Caledonian forests of Scotland, the chapter explores the idea of a “primal forest” ... More


Moral Science

Craig Smith

in Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474413275
eISBN:
9781474460187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413275.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter outlines Ferguson’s commitment to an empirical, observation based, form of moral science. It begins by looking at Ferguson’s critique of the philosophical vices of existing schools of ... More


Rousseau and the Scottish Enlightenment: Connections and Disconnections

Mark Hulliung

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Chapter argues that we should be much more careful about how we draw links between Rousseau and Adam Smith. Neither Smith nor any of the Scots bothered to say anything about Rousseau’s most ... More


Ideas as Remedies to Inconveniences: David Hume

Matthieu Queloz

in The Practical Origins of Ideas: Genealogy as Conceptual Reverse-Engineering

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198868705
eISBN:
9780191905179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868705.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter locates the roots of the pragmatic genealogical tradition in David Hume’s explanations of artificial virtues as remedies to inconveniences. The motivation for Hume’s turn to genealogy is ... More


The Birth of Ethics: Reconstructing the Role and Nature of Morality

Philip Pettit

Kinch Hoekstra (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190904913
eISBN:
9780190904944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Birth of Ethics begins from a counterfactual world, Erewhon, where the residents are like us in various respects, including the use of natural language, but lack any sense of ethics or morality. ... More


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