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Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment

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This is a reassessment of the moral and theological foundations of modern Europe. It challenges a number of deeply rooted assumptions about the basis of both Scottish culture and of Enlightenments in general. It argues that the formidable dual influences of humanism and Calvinism forced a discussion about the essentially moral function of scholarship and learning to the very centre of intellectual debate in early modern Scotland, and that this in turn led to the growth of an enlightened community amongst the Scottish literati. As such, the text is a direct challenge to conventional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment as an unanticipated, short-lived explosion of ideas.

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Author(s):
David Allan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748604383
ISBN-13:
9780748604388
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment

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This is a reassessment of the moral and theological foundations of modern Europe. It challenges a number of deeply rooted assumptions about the basis of both Scottish culture and of Enlightenments in general. It argues that the formidable dual influences of humanism and Calvinism forced a discussion about the essentially moral function of scholarship and learning to the very centre of intellectual debate in early modern Scotland, and that this in turn led to the growth of an enlightened community amongst the Scottish literati. As such, the text is a direct challenge to conventional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment as an unanticipated, short-lived explosion of ideas.

Author(s):
David Allan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748604383
ISBN-13:
9780748604388
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment

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