The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

2014.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2013,
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2014.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2013, 670pp., $150.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199549023. Reviewed by Ryan Patrick Hanley, Marquette University The publisher's website for the Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy touts the individual installments in its series as providing "everything you need to know" in "one comprehensive, superbly produced, volume." This clearly sets a high bar. Yet this book, edited by James A. Harris, clears this high bar with room to spare, and provides an outstanding survey of the key figures and questions that dominated eighteenth-century British philosophy. There are 27 newly-commissioned essays organized into seven parts, with Harris's introduction very helpfully setting the stage for what follows. His primary aim in the introduction is to define precisely each of the three substantive components of the volume's. . .

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