Political Theory

Scottish Philosophy in the American Civic Tradition


Conferees explored the impact of the eighteenth-century Scottish common-sense school in America with regard to education, civic life, and religion.


Conference Readings

Foster, James J. S., eds. Scottish Philosophy in America [Library of Scottish Philosophy Series]. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2012.

Ahlstrom, Sydney E. “The Scottish Philosophy and American Theology.” Church History 24, no. 3 (September 1955): 257-272.

Campbell, George. A Dissertation on Miracles. Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1762.

Hume, David. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding [The Clarendon Edition]. Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

McCosh, James. The Scottish Philosophy, Biographical, Expository, Critical, From Hutcheson to Hamilton [reprinted by Thoemmes Antiquarian Books Ltd, Bristol]. London: MacMillan and Co., 1875, 1990.

Reid, Thomas. Inquiry and Essays. Edited by Ronald E. Beanblossom and Keith Lehrer. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1983.