CFP: Journal of Scottish Philosophy Special Issue on Scottish Enlightenment Theories of Social and Cultural Development

Submission deadline: April 1, 2021

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Scottish Enlightenment Theories of Social and Cultural Development
A special issue of the Journal of Scottish Philosophy 19.1 
edited by Becko Copenhaver 

Scottish philosophers and scientists in the 18th and 19th centuries applied the methods of the new science to the study of the human mind. But they did so with an interest in the improvement and cultivation of mind. Their interests ranged from what we would now call developmental psychology, anthropology, and sociology, to linguistics and theories of education. And these studies were intended to apply to innovations in practical activities from agriculture to economics. The human mind was their object of study, but they did not approach it as an isolated, individual, internal phenomenon. Rather, their interest in and understanding of mind was ineliminably social and cultural. In this special issue of the Journal of Scottish philosophy, we invite papers that contribute to our understanding of this tradition. We invite papers examining Hutcheson, Reid, Hume, Smith, Ferguson, Shepherd as well as other figures who examined the development of the human mind in society. 

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#Scottish Philosophy, #David Hume, #Adam Smith, #Thomas Reid, #Adam Ferguson, #Mary Shepherd, #Francis Hutcheson