The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

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In the European Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct rather than adherence to certain theological doctrines was the true measure of religious belief. Thomas Ahnert argues that this characteristically "enlightened" emphasis on conduct in religion was less reliant on arguments from reason alone than is commonly believed. In fact, the champions of the Scottish Enlightenment were deeply skeptical of the power of unassisted natural reason in achieving "enlightened" virtue and piety. They advocated a practical ...

The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805 2015, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300153804

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