Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper): Band I,2: Miscellaneous Reflections / Vermischte Betrachtungen

Edited, translated and annotated by Wolfram Benda, Gerd Hemmerich, Wolfgang Lottes and Erwin Wolff.
Umschlagfoto
1989
406 p., 17,2 x 24,4 cm.
Cloth-bound
German
English
ISBN 978-3-7728-0758-9
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Miscellaneous Reflections / Vermischte Betrachtungen

Shaftesbury’s ›Miscellaneous Reflections‹ is by no means a melange of thoughts on randomly picked subjects: it stands in a sense as Shaftesbury’s running commentary on the five other treatises assembled to form his ›Characteristicks‹. In the guise of a detached critic, he picks up and expands on various of his central themes, discussing also, at times in satirical mode, his own role as an author. Readers approaching ›Characteristicks‹ as a coherent, structured whole are provided in this text with a wealth of significant material.

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Lori Branch, Eighteenth-Century-Studies

»This is sure to be the authoritative edition for decades to come, one that opens the field for new work on texts that are by turns passionate, hauntingly beautiful, and alienating in their austerty.«

Lori Branch,
Eighteenth-Century-Studies
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