Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politeness: Moral Discourse and Cultural Politics in Early Eighteenth-Century England
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1994)
The third Earl of Shaftesbury was a pivotal figure in eighteenth-century thought and culture. Professor Klein 's study is the first to examine the extensive Shaftesbury manuscripts and offer an interpretation of his diverse writings as an attempt to comprehend contemporary society and politics and, in particular, to offer a legitimation for the new Whig political order established after 1688. As the focus of Shaftesbury's thinking was the idea of politeness, this study involves the first serious examination of the importance of the idea of politeness in the eighteenth century for thinking about society and culture and organising cultural practices. Through politeness, Shaftesbury conceptualised a new kind of public and critical culture for Britain and Europe, and greatly influenced the philosophical and cultural models associated with the European Enlightenment
|Keywords||Philosophy History Philosophy History Ethics, Modern Social ethics History|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$93.12 used (16% off) $100.00 new (10% off) $110.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B1387.K57 1984|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
J. B. Schneewind (2009). Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Francis Oakley (1999). Politics and Eternity: Studies in the History of Medieval and Early-Modern Political Thought. Brill.
B. W. Young (1998). Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate From Locke to Burke. Clarendon Press.
John Andrew Bernstein (1978). Shaftesbury's Reformation of the Reformation: Reflections on the Relation Between Deism and Pauline Christianity. Journal of Religious Ethics 6 (2):257 - 278.
Michael Witmore (2001). Culture of Accidents: Unexpected Knowledges in Early Modern England. Stanford University Press.
Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury (1999). Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. Cambridge University Press.
Downing A. Thomas (2002). Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Régime, 1647-1785. Cambridge University Press.
Shelley G. Burtt (2006). Virtue Transformed: Political Argument in England, 1688-1740. Cambridge University Press.
Chester Chapin (1987). British References to Shaftesbury 1700-1800. Philosophy Research Archives 13:315-329.
Joseph Chaves (2008). Philosophy and Politeness, Moral Autonomy and Malleability in Shaftesbury's Characteristics. In Alexander John Dick & Christina Lupton (eds.), Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century: Writing Between Philosophy and Literature. Pickering & Chatto
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #212,199 of 1,911,320 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #457,064 of 1,911,320 )
How can I increase my downloads?