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Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment

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2018.10.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles Bradford Bow (ed.), Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment, Oxford University Press, 2018, 226pp., $67.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198783909. Reviewed by Rebecca Copenhaver, Lewis and Clarke College This volume, edited by Charles Bradford Bow, is an indispensable contribution to the philosophy, history of philosophy, and history of 18th Century Scotland. The two terms in its title -- common sense, and the Scottish Enlightenment -- are contested matters in current scholarship. It is a relief to learn from this collection that our current controversies over these matters are not new, nor are they the result of 19th century accounts guided by stadial, progressive, classificatory methods in history and philosophy, though surely these histories have played a role in the formation and persistence of the story of a Scottish School of Common Sense. Rather, disagreements about what common sense is, its role in. . .

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