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Philosophy and politics in later Stuart Scotland: Neo-stoicism, culture, and ideology in an age of crisis, 1540-1690.

Allan, David.

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ISBN 10: 1862321256 / ISBN 13: 9781862321250
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East Linton : Tuckwell Press] 2000. Paperback. x,246 pp. Very good copy. Condition : very good copy. ISBN 1862321256[KEYWORDS: PHILOSOPHY*. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 248347

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During the later 16th and 17th centuries, Scotland's elite, divided by the Reformation and afflicted by political upheaval, found consolation, and sometimes inspiration, in the teachings of ancient philosophy. The neo-Stoicism with which they especially engaged was a versatile and cosmopolitan body of thought which had developed in response to chronic instability across Europe. Influenced by its ideas about public and private life, which were discussed in poetry and drama as well as in letters, meditations and extended scholarly treatises, they learned how to follow Stoic example - to prepare themselves for political duties, to confront the turbulence of their own world, and even to cultivate a justifiable retirement in the face of its irrational and uncontrollable furies. Examining figures as diverse as Buchanan, Drummond of Hawthornden, Hume of Godscroft, Gordon of Gordonstoun, the Marquis of Montrose, Alexander Ross, Robert Leighton and Sir George Mackenzie, this study traces the attempt made to educate Scots to transpose Roman morality onto early-modern society, providig at the same time an insight into the mental outlook and cultural horizons of the later Stuart elite.

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