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The Seventh Sense: Francis Hutcheson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics

Peter Kivy


I have tried to do two things in this book: first, to make an analytic study of Francis Hutcheson's Inquiry Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony, and Design, in some detail and completeness; second, to trace the development in Britain of its leading idea, the sense of beauty, to its decline at the close of the eighteenth century.

Keywords: aesthetics, beauty, David Hume, Francis Hutcheson, Peter Kivy, Thomas Reid, sense, sense of beauty, sentiment, Shaftesbury

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199260027
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199260028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Kivy, author
Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey
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