Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Lord Shaftesbury [Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury]" by Michael B. Gill

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Shaftesbury's Works

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The Life, Unpublished Letters and Philosophical Regimen of Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, edited by Benjamin Rand, London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1900.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.

Secondary Literature

Biography of Shaftesbury with extensive discussion of his thought as a whole

Book length treatments of Shaftesbury's thought as a whole

Detailed discussions of many aspects of Shaftesbury's philosophy and its historical context

On Shaftesbury's account of morality

On Shaftesbury's view of innate ideas

On Shaftesbury's religious views

On Shaftesbury's aesthetics

On Shaftesbury's views on self and personal identity

On Shaftesbury's illustrations of the Characteristics

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