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Introduction

Ruth Savage

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199227044
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739309 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0001
Introduction

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The Introduction explains the general approach to the history of philosophy practised by the contributors to this book. Each chapter is briefly introduced, and where relevant, the light it throws on the role of religious orthodoxy or dissent in the intellectual history of the period is identified. Links between the contributions are noted where appropriate. A brief tribute to M. A. Stewart, to whom the collection is dedicated, is included.

Keywords: dissenters; history of ideas; history of philosophy; David Hume; John Locke; Scottish Enlightenment; M. A. Stewart

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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