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    James Beattie, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Character of Common Sense Philosophy.R. J. W. Mills - 2020 - History of European Ideas 46 (6):793-810.
    ABSTRACT Professor of Moral Philosophy at Marischal College, Aberdeen, James Beattie was one of the most prominent literary figures of late eighteenth-century Britain. His major works, An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth and the two-canto poem The Minstrel, were two of the best-sellers of the Scottish Enlightenment and were key to Beattie’s role in the emergence of both the ‘Scottish School’ of Common Sense Philosophy and British Romanticism. Intellectual history scholarship on the Scottish Enlightenment has tended to (...)
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    The “Historical Question” at the End of the Scottish Enlightenment: Dugald Stewart on the Natural Origin of Religion, Universal Consent, and Religious Diversity.R. J. W. Mills - 2018 - Intellectual History Review 28 (4):529-554.
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    Archibald Campbell's Necessity of Revelation —the Science of Human Nature's First Study of Religion.R. J. W. Mills - 2015 - History of European Ideas 41 (6):728-746.
    SummaryThis article argues that Archibald Campbell's Necessity of Revelation can be viewed as the first application of the ‘science of human nature’, a characteristic branch of the Scottish Enlightenment, to the study of religious belief. Adopting Baconian and Newtonian methodological principles, Campbell set hypotheses, collected historical data, and inferred conclusions about the capabilities of human nature to come to fundamental religious ideas without the aid of revelation. He did so not only to reject the ‘deist’ position on the powers of (...)
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    The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-3.
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    The Reception of ‘That Bigoted Silly Fellow’ James Beattie's Essay on Truth in Britain 1770–1830.R. J. W. Mills - 2015 - History of European Ideas 41 (8):1049-1079.
    SummaryThis article examines the Scottish philosopher James Beattie's controversial work of moral philosophy An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, noted for its pugnacious attack on the sceptical philosophy of David Hume. Usually treated only as an ephemeral success in the early 1770s, the Essay actually had two distinct periods of enormous popularity that account for its contemporary significance in the period between 1770 and 1830. The prominence of the Essay is demonstrated by its widespread positive reception, evinced (...)
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    The Imagination in Hume’s Philosophy: The Canvas of the Mind: By Timothy M. Costelloe, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 312 Pp., £80.00 (Hb), ISBN: 978-1-474436397.R. J. W. Mills - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28 (1):202-204.
    Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2020, Page 202-204.
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    Utilitarianism in the Age of Enlightenment: The Moral and Political Thought of William Paley, by Niall O’Flaherty.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-3.
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    British Enlightenment Theatre: Dramatizing Difference.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-2.
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    William Falconer’s Remarks on the Influence of Climate and the Study of Religion in Enlightenment England.R. J. W. Mills - 2018 - Intellectual History Review 28 (2):293-315.
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    The Imagination in Hume’s Philosophy: The Canvas of the Mind: By Timothy M. Costelloe, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 312 Pp., £80.00 , ISBN: 978-1-474436397. [REVIEW]R. J. W. Mills - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28 (1):202-204.
    Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2020, Page 202-204.
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    Hobbes on Politics and Religion, Edited by Van Apeldoorn, Laurens and Robin Douglass.R. J. W. Mills - 2019 - Hobbes Studies 32 (2):243-247.
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  12. Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-1.
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