Linked bibliography for the SEP article " Lord Shaftesbury [Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury]" by Michael B. Gill
- Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, edited by Lawrence E. Klein, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
- Letter Concerning Enthusiasm (in C, pp. 4–28).
- Sensus Communis: An Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour (in C, pp. 29–69).
- Soliloquy, or Advice to an Author (in C, pp. 70–162).
- Inquiry Concerning Virtue or Merit (in C, pp. 163–230).
- The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody (in C, pp. 231–338).
- Miscellaneous Reflections (in C, pp. 339–483).
- The Life, Unpublished Letters and Philosophical Regimen of Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, edited by Benjamin Rand, London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1900.
- Second Characters or the Language of Forms by the Right Honourable Anthony, Early of Shaftesbury, edited by Benjamin Rand, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1914; reprinted, New York: Greenwood Press, 1969.
- Preface to Benjamin Whichcote, The Works, Volume III, New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977.
The Liberty Fund has published an excellent three-volume edition of the Characteristics, with Shaftesbury's original spelling and punctuation and with stellar reproductions of all of the illustrations: Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, edited and with a forward by Douglas Den Uyl, Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 2001.
Biography of Shaftesbury with extensive discussion of his thought as a whole
- Voitle, Robert, 1984, The Third Earl of Shaftesbury 1671–1713, Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press. (Scholar)
Book length treatments of Shaftesbury's thought as a whole
- Grean, Stanley, 1967, Shaftesbury's Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, Athens: Ohio University Press. (Scholar)
- Klein, Lawrence E., 1994, Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politeness: Moral Discourse and Cultural Politics in Early Eighteenth-Century England, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
Detailed discussions of many aspects of Shaftesbury's philosophy and its historical context
- Carey, Daniel, 2006, Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
- Cassirer, Ernst, 1953, The Platonic Renaissance in England, translated by J.P. Pettegrove, Austin: University of Texas Press. (Scholar)
- Darwall, Stephen, 1995, The British Moralists and the Internal Ought: 1640–1740, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
- Den Uyl, Douglas, 2001, Forward to Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, volume 1, Indianapolis: Liberty Fund. (Scholar)
- Gill, Michael B., 2006, The British Moralists on Human Nature and the Birth of Secular Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,. (Scholar)
- Rivers, Isabel, 2000, Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England, 1660–1780, volume II. Shaftesbury to Hume, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
- Schneewind, J. B., 1998, The Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy, New York: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
On Shaftesbury's account of morality
- Grean, Stanley, 1964, “Self-Interest and Public Interest in Shaftesbury's Philosophy,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 2: 37–46. (Scholar)
- Gill, Michael B., 2000, “Shaftesbury's Two Accounts of the Reason to Be Virtuous,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 38/4: 529–548. (Scholar)
- Trianosky, Gregory W., 1978, “On the Obligation to be Virtuous: Shaftesbury and the Question, Why be Moral?” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 16: 289–300. (Scholar)
On Shaftesbury's view of innate ideas
On Shaftesbury's religious views
- Bernstein, John A., 1978, “Shaftesbury's Reformation of the Reformation: Reflections on the Relation between Deism and Pauline Christianity,” Journal of Religious Ethics, 6: 257–278. (Scholar)
- Toole, Robert, 1976, “Shaftesbury on God and His Relationships to the World,” International Studies in Philosophy, 8: 81–100. (Scholar)
On Shaftesbury's aesthetics
- Arreguie, Jorge V and Arnau, Pable, 1994, “Shaftesbury: Father or Critic of Modern Aesthetics?,” British Journal of Aesthetics , 34: 350–362. (Scholar)
- Glauser, Richard, 2002, “Aesthetic Experience in Shaftesbury,” Proceedings of the Aristotelians Society, Supplement, 76: 25–54. (Scholar)
- McAllister, James W., 1991, “Scientists' Aesthetic Judgments,” British Journal of Aesthetics, 31/4: 332–341. (Scholar)
- Rind, Miles, 2002, “The Concept of Disinterestedness in Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 40: 67–87. (Scholar)
- Savile, Anthony, 2002, “Aesthetic Experience in Shaftesbury,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplement, 76: 55–74. (Scholar)
- Stolnitz, Jerome, 1961, “On the Significance of Lord Shaftesbury in Modern Aesthetic Theory,” Philosophical Quarterly, 11: 97–113. (Scholar)
- Townsend, Dabney, 1982, “Shaftesbury's Aesthetic Theory,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 41/2: 205–213. (Scholar)
On Shaftesbury's views on self and personal identity
- Mijuskovic, Ben, 1971, “Hume and Shaftesbury on the Self,” Philosophical Quarterly, 21: 324–336. (Scholar)
- Purviance, Susan M., 2004, “Shaftesbury on Self As a Practice,” Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 2: 154–63. (Scholar)
- Winkler, Kenneth P., 2000, “ ‘All Is Revolution in Us’: Personal Identity in Shaftesbury and Hume,” Hume Studies, 26/1: 3–40.
On Shaftesbury's illustrations of the Characteristics
- Paknadel, Felix, 1974, “Shaftesbury's Illustrations of the Characteristics,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtnauld Institutes, 37: 290–312. (Scholar)