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Natural affections

Karl Axelsson

Karl Axelsson is Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at Södertörn University, Sweden. He is also the author of The Sublime: Precursors and British Eighteenth-Century Conceptions (2007) and the Swedish translator and editor of the Third Earl of Shaftesbury’s The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Aesthetics : Addison and Shaftesbury on Taste, Morals and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Both in the opening of Soliloquy and in Book II of the Inquiry, Shaftesbury prepares the way for a new science, a new ‘Art of Surgery’ (Soliloquy 44 [157]). The systematic focus of this science is not primarily the material world, but,...

Afterword

Riccardo Pozzo

Riccardo Pozzo is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy. He is the foremost living scholar on Georg Friedrich Meier and his books include Meier’s Vernunftlehre (2000) and Kant und das Problem einer Einleitung in die Logik (1989). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Excerpt from the Doctrine of Reason

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I Both Georg Friedrich Meier’s Doctrine of Reason and its abridgement, Excerpt from the Doctrine of Reason, appeared in 1752. Like other logic texts of the time, they do not merely elaborate upon the formal aspects of logic...

Faith and political enthusiasm

Karl Axelsson

Karl Axelsson is Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at Södertörn University, Sweden. He is also the author of The Sublime: Precursors and British Eighteenth-Century Conceptions (2007) and the Swedish translator and editor of the Third Earl of Shaftesbury’s The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Aesthetics : Addison and Shaftesbury on Taste, Morals and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Addison’s theory of taste offers no absconding from theological matters. But apart from the posthumously published apologetic piece Evidences of the Christian Religion (1730), his concern often relates to the subjective and societal ethical...

The displacement of political authority

Karl Axelsson

Karl Axelsson is Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at Södertörn University, Sweden. He is also the author of The Sublime: Precursors and British Eighteenth-Century Conceptions (2007) and the Swedish translator and editor of the Third Earl of Shaftesbury’s The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Aesthetics : Addison and Shaftesbury on Taste, Morals and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

eBook

...At the heart of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory lingers the question of how a subjective experience of, say, reading Paradise Lost or mesmerizingly viewing the ‘verdure of the Grass, the Embroidery of the Flowrs, and the Glistring...
...Locke, John John Locke was born on 29 August 1632 in Wrington, Somerset. He died on 28 October 1704 in the home of Damaris Masham Masham, Damaris in High Laver, Essex, as she read to him from the Bible. He was the eldest child of John...