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Beattie, James 1735-1803

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Works: 619 works in 2,437 publications in 5 languages and 21,246 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Poetry  Diaries 
Subject Headings: Authors 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Librettist, Recipient
Classifications: PR3316.B4, 821
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An essay on the nature and immutability of truth by James Beattie( Book )

203 editions published between 1770 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I purpose to treat this subject in the following manner: First, I shall endeavour to trace the several kinds of Evidence and Reasoning up to their first principles; with a view to ascertain the Standard of Truth, and explain its immutability. Secondly, I shall show, that my sentiments on this head, however inconsistent with the genius of sceptiscism, and with the practice and principles of sceptical writers, are yet perfectly consistent with the genius of true philosophy, and with the practice and principles of those who are allowed to have been the most successful in the investigation of truth: concluding with some inferences or rules, by which the more important fallacies of the sceptical philosophy may be detected by every person of common sense, even tho he should not possess acuteness or metaphysical knowledge sufficient to qualify him for a logical confutation of them. Thirdly, I shall answer some objections; and make some remarks, by way of Estimate of scepticism and sceptical writers. I divide my discourse in this manner, chiefly with a view to the reader's accommodation. An exact arrangement of parts is necessary to confer elegance on a whole; but I am more studious of utility than of elegance. And though my sentiments might have been exhibited in a more systematic order, I am apt to think, that the order in which they first occurred to me is the most natural, and may be the most effectual for accomplishing my purpose"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
The theory of language, 1788 by James Beattie( Book )

84 editions published between 1788 and 1996 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidences of the Christian religion : briefly and plainly stated by James Beattie( Book )

81 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer by James Beattie( Book )

47 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertations moral and critical by James Beattie( Book )

53 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having, for some years, by circumstances of a particular nature, known to my Friends, but of no importance to the Publick, been hindered from executing those more extensive plans of Moral Speculation, which I once projected; and being averse and unaccustomed to idleness; I thought I might amuse myself, in a way not wholly unprofitable to others, by transcribing and correcting certain papers, written a good while ago; which several persons, who had read 'them, were pleased to approve, and had advised me to publish. Some of these are contained in this volume: others may possibly appear hereafter. They were at first composed in a different form: being part of a Course of Prelections, read to those Young Gentlemen, whom it is my business to initiate in the Elements of Moral Science. This, I hope, will account for the plainness of the style, for the frequent introduction of practical and serious observations; for a more general use of the pronouns I and You than is perhaps quite proper in discourses addressed to the Publick, and for a greater variety of illustration, than would have been requisite, if my hearers had been of riper years, or more accustomed to abstract inquiry. The Reader will be disappointed, if he expect to find in this book any nice metaphysical theories, or other matters of doubtful disputation. Such things the Author is not unacquainted with but they suit not his ideas of Moral Teaching; and he has laid them aside long ago. His aim is, to inure young minds to habits of attentive observation; to guard them against the influence of bad principles; and to set before them such views of nature, and such plain and practical truths, as may at once improve the heart and the understanding, and amuse and elevate the fancy. In the Dissertation on Language there are indeed some abstruse inquiries, that may seem to have little of a practical tendency. But the subtleties inseparable from that part of Science are not, even in the early part of life, hard to be understood, when explained, in a simple style, and with a due regard to the gradual expansion of the human intellect. To which I may add, that a philosophical examination of the principles of grammar is a most profitable exercise to the mental powers of young people; and promotes, more perhaps than any other study within their sphere, clearness of apprehension and; correctness of language"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
An account of the life and writings of James Beattie ... including many of his original letters by William Forbes( Book )

17 editions published between 1806 and 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, or, The progress of genius : in two books, with some other poems by James Beattie( Book )

17 editions published between 1797 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel; or, The progress of genius; and other poems by James Beattie( Book )

24 editions published between 1804 and 1893 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, or, The progress of genius by James Beattie( Book )

23 editions published between 1771 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on several occasions by James Beattie( Book )

41 editions published between 1776 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays : On poetry and music, as they affect the mind. On laughter, and ludicrous composition. On the utility of classical learning. by James Beattie( Book )

32 editions published between 1776 and 1778 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poetical works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins by John Milton( Book )

24 editions published between 1831 and 1878 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays. On the nature and immutability of truth, in opposition to sophistry and scepticism. On poetry and music, as they affect the mind. On laughter, and ludicrous composition. On the utility of classical learning by James Beattie( Book )

54 editions published between 1776 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, or, The progress of genius : a poem by James Beattie( Book )

67 editions published between 1721 and 1775 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of James Beattie by James Beattie( Book )

38 editions published between 1777 and 1972 in English and Dutch and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel by James Beattie( Book )

23 editions published between 1771 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Beattie : selected philosophical writings by James Beattie( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by James Beattie
Minstrel by James Beattie( )

10 editions published between 1771 and 1797 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction en fac-similé de l'oeuvre du poète écossais (1776), introuvable aujourd'hui, et de sa traduction par Chateaubriand et J. B.. Soulié, précédé d'une introduction critique sur la vie et l'œuvre de James Beattie
The minstrel, or, The progress of genius : a poem : book the first by James Beattie( Book )

19 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minstrel, in two books: with some other poems by James Beattie( Book )

22 editions published between 1779 and 1784 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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James Beattie : selected philosophical writings
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Beatie 1735-1803

Beatie 1735-1803 Dr

Beatie, Dr., 1735-1803

Beattie 1735-1803 Dr

Beattie, Dr.

Beattie, Dr., 1735-1803

Beattie, Jacob 1735-1803

Beattie, Jakob 1735-1803

James Beattie Brits taalkundige (1735-1803)

James Beattie schottischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

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Evidences of the Christian religion : briefly and plainly statedDissertations moral and criticalJames Beattie : selected philosophical writingsAn account of the life and writings of James Beattie, including many of his original lettersDissertations moral and criticalThe correspondence of James Beattie