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Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times : Volume I - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times

Volume I

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1998
ISBN: 9780198123767
Number Of Pages: 368

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Shaftesbury's Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times is a collection of treatises on interconnected themes in moral philosophy, aesthetics, literature, and politics. It was immensely influential on eighteenth-century British taste and manners, literature, and thought, and also on the Continental Enlightenment. The author was a Whig, a Stoic, and a theist, whose commitment to political liberty and civic virtue shaped all of his other concerns, from the role of the arts in a free state to the nature of the beautiful and the good. This is the first new edition of Shaftesbury's Characteristicks as a coherent collection for almost a century. A substantial Introduction discusses Shaftesbury's works and ideas in the context of his times, and traces the reception and influence of his writings through the eighteenth century and beyond. A full and scholarly commentary is provided, as well as a complete textual apparatus. The very thorough Index is Shaftesbury's own. The text is essentially that of the first edition of 1711, as marked up with changes by Shaftesbury himself in preparation for the posthumous second edition of 1714; and the striking emblematic engravings he commissioned especially for the second edition are incorporated.

(Volume I) Introduction Life, Works, and Ideas Reception and Influence The Text CHARACTERSTICKS, &C. Preface Note A Letter Concerning Enthusiasm Sensus Cummunis: an Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour Soliloquy: or Advice to an Author An Inquiry Concerning Virtue, or Merit Commentary List of Emendations and Historical Collation (Volume II) CHARACTERISTICKS, &C. The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody Miscellaneous Reflections on the Preceding Treatises Commentary List of Emendations and Historical Collation Bibliographical Descriptions Index

ISBN: 9780198123767
ISBN-10: 0198123760
Series: Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Grades: 12+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st December 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65