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James Beattie: Selected Writings (Library of Scottish Philosophy)

ISBN13: 9780907845713
ISBN: 0907845711
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $25.9
Publisher: Imprint Academic
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Pages: 204

The first part of this selection - the first ever made from Beattie's prose writings - includes several key chapters from the Essay on Truth, along with extracts from all of Beattie's other works on moral philosophy. The topics treated include memory, the existence of God, the nature of virtue, and slavery. The second part of the selection is devoted to Beattie's contributions to literary criticism and aesthetics. Beattie's study of poetry, music, taste, and the sublime are vital to the understanding of the literary culture out of which developed the early Romanticism of Wordsworth and Coleridge.