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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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    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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    Egyptomania and Religion in James Burnett, Lord Monboddo’s ‘History of Man’.R. J. W. Mills - 2021 - History of European Ideas 47 (1):119-139.
    ABSTRACT The Scottish judge and ‘eccentric’ philosopher James Burnett, Lord Monboddo’s significance within Enlightenment thought is usually seen as stemming from his Origin and Progress of Language. The OPL was a major contribution to the Enlightenment’s debate over the philosophy of language, and established Monboddo’s reputation as an innovative and influential, yet controversial and credulous proto-anthropologist. In the following I explore Monboddo’s Egyptomania and the role it plays in his account of the origins and development of religion within his larger (...)
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    Gibbon’s Christianity: Religion, Reason, and the Fall of Rome.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - History of European Ideas:1-2.
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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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    Principles and Agents: The British Slave Trade and its Abolition.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - History of European Ideas:1-4.
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    The History of Political Thought: A Very Short Introduction.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-3.
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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.
  10. Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-1.
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  11. Religion, Scepticism and John Gregory’s Therapeutic Science of Human Nature.R. J. W. Mills - 2020 - History of European Ideas 46 (7):916-933.
    ABSTRACT This article recovers the discussion of the relationship between religion, human nature and happiness in the Scottish Enlightenment physician John Gregory’s A Comparative View of Human Nature. Through examining Gregory’s best-selling but understudied text, this article explores how the Aberdeen Enlightenment’s own branch of the wider Scottish ‘science of human nature’, centred at the famous Aberdeen Philosophical Society, was as deeply concerned with the study of religion as it was the philosophy of mind. Gregory examined how the purported cultural (...)
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  12. 2. The ‘Almost Wilfully Perverse’ Lord Monboddo and the Scottish Enlightenment’s Science of Human Nature.R. J. W. Mills - 2021 - In R. J. W. Mills & Craig Smith (eds.), The Scottish Enlightenment: Human Nature, Social Theory and Moral Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Christopher J. Berry. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 49-70.
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    The Scottish Enlightenment: Human Nature, Social Theory and Moral Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Christopher J. Berry.R. J. W. Mills & Craig Smith (eds.) - 2021 - Edinburgh University Press.
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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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    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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    A Glorious Liberty: Frederick Douglass and the Fight for an Antislavery Constitution.R. J. W. Mills - 2022 - Intellectual History Review 32 (2):345-346.
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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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    Religion, Enlightenment and Empire: British Interpretations of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-3.
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    Adam Smith: By Craig Smith, Cambridge, Polity, 2020, Viii, 210 Pp., £16.99 (Paperback), £55 (Hardback), ISBN 9781509518234. [REVIEW]R. J. W. Mills - 2021 - History of European Ideas 47 (5):811-812.
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    Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition: By Edmund Fawcett, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2020, 544 Pp., £30.00/$35.00 (Hardback), ISBN 9780691174105. [REVIEW]R. J. W. Mills - 2021 - History of European Ideas 47 (6):1040-1042.
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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 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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    Introduction: The Work of Christopher J. Berry – An Appreciation.R. J. W. Mills & Craig Smith - 2021 - In R. J. W. Mills & Craig Smith (eds.), The Scottish Enlightenment: Human Nature, Social Theory and Moral Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Christopher J. Berry. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 1-25.
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    Emmanuelle de Champs, Enlightenment and Utility: Bentham in French, Bentham in France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), Pp. Viii + 230. [REVIEW]R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Utilitas:1-4.
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    British Enlightenment Theatre: Dramatizing Difference.R. J. W. Mills - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review:1-2.
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    Beyond Anglicised Politeness: Addison in Eighteenth-Century Scotland.R. J. W. Mills - 2022 - History of European Ideas 48 (1):3-22.
    ABSTRACT Joseph Addison played a key role in Nicholas Phillipson's pioneering studies of eighteenth-century Scottish culture and philosophy. Post-Union Scots were in search of renewed civic purpose now political power had headed to Westminster. They found it in Addison's Spectator essays discussing virtuous living. This article pays homage to Phillipson's work by expanding the scope of the study of Addison's reception in eighteenth-century Scotland. A survey of the publishing history of Addison's works north of the border indicates additional roles for (...)
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