An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue

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Title

An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue

Subject

A seminal text of the Scottish Enlightenment which was written as a critical response to the work of Bernard Mandeville and as a defense of the ideas of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury. It consists of two treatises exploring our aesthetic and our moral abilities.

Description

His argument of the inquiry: (1) Our ideas have their origin in our perceptions and are received by senses. (2) For different perceptions, we have different senses. (3) Perceptions are founded in certain qualities of the objects perceived. (4) These qualities we can describe in a maxim or formula.

Creator

Francis Hutcheson

Source

Online Library of Liberty

Publisher

Liberty Fund

Date

1726

Contributor

Riwayat Katia

Relation

Humes' A Treatise of Human Nature

Format

Text

Language

English

Type

Printed Book

Coverage

18th Century Minds, The Enlightenment, Sentimentalism

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Citation

Francis Hutcheson , “An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue,” Enlightenmens, accessed July 5, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/252.

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