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(p. xi) Notes on Contributors

(p. xi) Notes on Contributors

Thomas Ahnert is Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published on various aspects of German and British intellectual history, from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. His first book, which appeared in 2006, focuses on the thought of a key figure in the early German Enlightenment, Christian Thomasius. Together with the late Susan Manning, Thomas Ahnert also edited a volume of essays on Character, Self and Sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment (2011). At present he is completing a monograph for Yale University Press, on religion and moral culture in Enlightenment Scotland, from c.1690 to c.1800. His next project will be a study of Newtonianism in eighteenth-century Germany.

Alexander Broadie was Professor of Logic and Rhetoric at Glasgow University and is now an honorary professorial research fellow there. He is Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme project ‘Scottish philosophers in 17c Scotland and France’. Among his eighteen books are The Scottish Enlightenment: The Historical Age of the Historical Nation (rev. edn, Edinburgh, 2007), A History of Scottish Philosophy (Edinburgh, 2010), and Agreeable Connexions: Scottish Enlightenment Links with France (Edinburgh, 2012).

Paddy Bullard is Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent. From January 2005 to December 2009 he was an AHRC research fellow and Rank Junior Research Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. His monograph, Edmund Burke and the Art of Rhetoric, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Jonathan Swift and the Eighteenth-Century Book (co-edited with James McLaverty) will be published by Cambridge in 2013. He is currently completing a new edition of Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry.

Dario Castiglione teaches Political Theory at the University of Exeter (UK). His main research interests are in the history of modern political thought and theories of democracy, constitutionalism, and civil society. His publications include Constitutional Politics in the EU (Palgrave, 2007); and as editor, The Handbook of Social Capital (Oxford University Press, 2008), and The History of Political Thought in National Context (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Rebecca Copenhaver is Professor of Philosophy at Lewis & Clark College. She is a co-author (with Brian P. Copenhaver) of From Kant to Croce: Modern Philosophy in Italy, 1800–1950 (Toronto University Press, 2012), and of a number of articles on Thomas Reid’s theory of mind, exploring perception, memory, consciousness and methodology. (p. xii) Her main area of research is the philosophy of mind, particularly perception, with special attention to modern British theories of mind.

Timothy M. Costelloe is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is the author of Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume (Routledge, 2007) and The British Aesthetic Tradition: From Shaftesbury to Wittgenstein (Cambridge, 2013), and editor of The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge, 2012). In 2003 and 2006 he was a Humboldt Fellow at Maximilians-Universität München.

Terence Cuneo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont. His work focuses primarily on contemporary metaethics and history of modern philosophy. He is the author of The Normative Web (Oxford University Press, 2007) and the co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

E. M. Dadlez is Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the author of Mirrors to One Another: Emotion and Value in Jane Austen and David Hume (Wiley Blackwell, 2009) and What’s Hecuba to Him? Fictional Events and Actual Emotions (Penn State Press, 1997), and also of articles on a wide range of issues to do with fiction and emotion.

Aaron Garrett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He is the author of Berkeley’s Three Dialogues: A Reader’s Guide (Continuum, 2008) and Meaning in Spinoza’s Method (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and of many articles on early modern philosophy. He has edited texts by Millar, Hutcheson, Monboddo, and Buffon, and is the editor of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to 18th-Century Philosophy.

Sean Greenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His chief research interest is in early modern moral psychology, especially conceptions of passions and the will: he has published on Descartes’, Malebranche’s, and Leibniz’s accounts of these topics. He is currently working on three projects: a new edition and translation of Leibniz’s Theodicy (in conjunction with R. C. Sleigh, Jr.); a systematic interpretation of the philosophy of Malebranche; and a history of early modern approaches to human freedom.

Paul Guyer is Jonathan Nelson Professor of the Humanities and Philosophy at Brown University. He has published extensively on the philosophy of Kant, and has co-translated three works, including the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of the Power of Judgment, for the Cambridge Edition of Immanuel Kant, of which he is General Co-Editor. His work on the history of aesthetics includes Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and a three-volume History of Modern Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

James A. Harris is Reader in the History of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2005), and of articles on Hume, Hutcheson, (p. xiii) Reid, Beattie, Priestley, and a number of themes in eighteenth-century British thought. He has edited texts by Reid (with Knud Haakonnsen), Beattie, Kames, and Abraham Tucker. He is writing an intellectual biography of Hume for Cambridge University Press, and also the eighteenth-century British philosophy volume of the new Oxford History of Philosophy. He has held fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and for the 2012–13 academic year was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Colin Heydt is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. His work focuses on the history of ethics and political philosophy, particularly that of seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Britain. He is the author of Rethinking Mill’s Ethics (Continuum, 2006) and of articles on Hume, Smith, and Hutcheson, among others. He is currently writing a history of practical ethics in eighteenth-century Britain.

Laurent Jaffro is Professor of Moral Philosophy at Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris. Formerly he was Professor of Philosophy at Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand. He is a former fellow of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and, more recently, of the Institut universitaire de France. He has published on the third Earl of Shaftesbury, George Berkeley, John Toland, and Thomas Reid.

P. J. E. Kail is University Lecturer in the History of Modern Philosophy, and Official Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. He has published articles on Hume, Hutcheson, and Shaftesbury and is the author of Projection and Realism in Hume’s Philosophy (Clarendon Press, 2007) and the co-editor (with Marina Frasca-Spada) of Impressions of Hume (Clarendon Press, 2005).

Peter Kivy is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of many books on aesthetics and the philosophy of art, including Thomas Reid’s Lectures on the Fine Arts (Martinus Nijoff, 1973), Philosophies of Arts (Cambridge University Press, 1997), and The Seventh Sense: Francis Hutcheson and 18th-Century British Aesthetics (second edition, Oxford University Press, 2003).

Christian Maurer is Assistant docteur at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). After his studies at the Universities of Berne and FU Berlin, he taught philosophy at the University of Neuchâtel and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the topic of Self-love in Early ghteenth-Century British Moral Philosophy: Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Hutcheson, Butler and Campbell (2009). He did doctoral and post-doctoral research at the Universities of Glasgow and Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand II). His research interests include various aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century moral philosophy and moral theology, such as the history of self-love, the passions, and the reception of Stoicism.

Neil McArthur is Associate Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and is the author of the book David Hume’s Political Theory.

(p. xiv) Dario Perinetti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Université du Québec à Montréal. His work focuses on the importance of conceptions of history for thinking about normativity both in early modern and in German philosophy. He is the editor (with Carlos Fraenkel and Justin Smith) of The Rationalists: Between Tradition and Revolution (Springer 2010) and (with Marie-Andrée Ricard) La Phénoménologie de l’esprit de Hegel: lectures contemporaines (Presses universitaires de France, 2009).

Paul Russell is Professor in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He has held a number of visiting positions, including Stanford University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His published work includes Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume’s Way of Naturalizing Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 1995) and The Riddle of Hume’s Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (Oxford University Press, 2008). In 2010 he was the Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford.

Eric Schliesser is BOF Research Professor at Ghent University. He is the editor (with Leonidas Montes) of New Voices on Adam Smith (Routledge, 2006), (with Andrew Janiak) of Interpreting Newton: Critical Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and (with Chris Smeenk) The Oxford Handbook to Isaac Newton (forthcoming). He is writing the volume on Smith in the Routledge Philosophers series. In addition to publishing on early modern philosophy and science he writes about the philosophy of economics.

Amy M. Schmitter is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Chair at the University of Alberta (Canada). Her main areas of research are the history of early modern philosophy, and the philosophy of art, with special attention to issues of power, representation and the passions. Most of her work in early modern philosophy has concentrated on continental figures, particularly Descartes, but she has growing interests in Hume and Hobbes.

Craig Smith is the Adam Smith Lecturer in the Scottish Enlightenment at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Adam Smith’s Political Philosophy: the invisible hand and spontaneous order (Routledge, 2006) and has written widely on eighteenth century political thought. He is the book review editor of the Adam Smith Review.

Timothy Stanton is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. He was Beinecke Fellow at Yale University in 2007–8, Vice Chancellor’s Anniversary Lecturer at the University of York in 2008–9, and Balzan-Skinner Fellow in Modern Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge in 2011–12. He is the author of a number of essays on Locke, Hobbes, and issues in intellectual history, and the joint editor, with Jon Parkin, of Natural law and toleration in the early Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is currently completing a critical edition of John Locke’s unpublished ‘Defence of nonconformity’ (1681–2) for the Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke.

Jacqueline Taylor is Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. She has research interests in eighteenth-century philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and feminist (p. xv) philosophy. She has published in all these areas. Her book on how Hume’s account of the passions and social theory inform his later moral philosophy is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Richard Whatmore is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History. He is the author of Republicanism and the French Revolution (Oxford, 2000) and Against War and Empire: Geneva, Britain and France in the Eighteenth Century (Yale, 2012).

John P. Wright is Professor of Philosophy at Central Michigan University. He is the author of The Sceptical Realism of David Hume (1983). Recent publications include Hume’s ‘A Treatise of Human Nature’: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2009); ‘Scepticism, Causal Science, and “The Old Hume”’, Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 10.2 (2012); ‘Hume on the Origin of “modern Honour”: a study in Hume’s philosophical development’, in Religion and Philosophy in Enlightenment Britain, edited by Ruth Savage (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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