Character, self, and sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment / edited by Thomas Ahnert and Susan Manning.

1st ed.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
xv, 298 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Enlightenment -- Scotland.
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century.
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
"This book is about Enlightenment ideas of "character." It argues for their central importance in eighteenth-century thought and culture. The scope of this volume extends well beyond the confines of literary history. It examines discussions of race, nation, the self, virtue, sociability, and historical progress. The specially commissioned essays in this volume are the first, collectively, to address the broader significance of Enlightenment "character," and to do so from an interdisciplinary perspective. The focus is on the Scottish Enlightenment, but contributors consider these debates in their international contexts and in relation to parallel developments in Britain, Europe, and America"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note:
Reid and Hume on the Possibility of Character
James A. Harris * Adam Smith's Rhetorical Art of Character
Stephen McKenna * The Moral Education of Mankind: Character and Religious Moderatism in the Sermons of Hugh Blair
Thomas Ahnert * The Not-So-Prodigal Son: James Boswell and the Scottish Enlightenment
Anthony La Vopa * Character, Sociability and Correspondence: Elizabeth Griffith and The Letters between Henry and Frances
Eve Tavor Bannet * Smellie's Dreams: Character and Consciousness in the Scottish Enlightenment
Phyllis Mack William * Aspects of Character and Sociability in Scottish Enlightenment Medicine
Neil Vickers * The 'Peculiar Colouring of the Mind': Character and Painted Portraiture in the Scottish Enlightenment
Viccy Coltman * National Characters and Race: A Scottish Enlightenment Debate
Silvia Sebastiani * Character and Cosmopolitanism in the Scottish-American Enlightenment
Hannah Spahn * Historical Characters: Biography, the Science of Man, and Romantic Fiction
Susan Manning * Necessity, Freedom, and Character Formation from the Eighteenth Century to the Nineteenth
Jerrold Seigel.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Ahnert, Thomas.
Manning, Susan, 1953-
9780230104143 (hardback)
0230104142 (hardback)
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