Most academic philosophers and intellectual historians are familiar with the major historical figures and intellectual movements coming out of Scotland in the 18th Century. These scholars are also familiar with the works of Immanuel Kant and his influence on Western thought. But with the exception of discussion examining David Hume's influence on Kant's epistemology, metaphysics, and moral theory, little attention has been paid to the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant's philosophy. This volume aims to fill this perceived gap in the literature and provide a starting point for future discussions looking at the influence of Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, and other Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant's philosophy.
Elizabeth Robinson is an assistant professor of philosophy at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Her research primarily considers early modern philosophy with a focus on Hume and Kant.
Chris W. Surprenant is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where he directs the Alexis de Tocqueville Project in Law, Liberty, and Morality. He is the author of Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue (Routledge 2014).
1 Hutcheson on the Unity of Virtue and Right
2 Hutcheson and Kant: Moral Sense and Moral Feeling
3 Hutcheson's and Kant's Critique of Sympathy
4 Kant and Hutcheson on Aesthetic and Teleology
5 Outer Sense, Inner Sense, and Feeling: Hutcheson and Kant on Aesthetic Pleasure
6 Taste, Morality, and Common Sense: Kant and the Scots
7 Kant and Hume on Feelings in Moral Philosophy
8 Hume's Principle and Kant's Pure Rational System of Religion: Grace, Providence and the Highest Good
9 A Writer More Excellent than Cicero: Hume's Influence on Kant's Anthropology
Robert B. Louden
10 Kant and Hume on Marriage
11 Hume and Kant on Imagination: Thematic and Methodological Differences
12 Hume and Kant on Space, Divisibility, and Antinomical Conflict
13 Hume and Kant on Identity and Substance
14 An Alternative to Heteronomy and Anarchy: Kant's Reformulation of the Social Contract
15 Kant, Smith, and the Place of Virtue in Political and Economic Organization
16 Adam Smith's Kantian Phenomenology of Moral Motivation
17 Kant and Smith on Imagination, Reason, and Personhood
Jack Russell Weinstein
18 Seeing a Flower in the Garden: Common Sense, Transcendental Idealism
19 Kant's Heuristic Methods: Feeling and Common Sense in Orientation and Taste