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Beattie, James 1735-1803

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Works: 532 works in 2,191 publications in 6 languages and 16,890 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Diaries 
Subject Headings: Authors 
Roles: Librettist
Classifications: AC4, 821.69
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An essay on the nature and immutability of truth by James Beattie ( )
206 editions published between 1770 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I purpose to treat this subject in the following manner. First, I shall endeavor 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 immutability. Secondly, I shall show that my sentiments on this head, however inconsistent with the genius of scepticism, 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 universally 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 though 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)
Elements of moral science : a facsimile reproduction by James Beattie ( Book )
56 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minstrel in two books: with some other poems. By James Beattie, LL. D by James Beattie ( )
80 editions published between 1771 and 1809 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 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 )
78 editions published between 1776 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evidences of the Christian religion briefly and plainly stated. By James Beattie by James Beattie ( Book )
63 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minstrel, or, The progress of genius by James Beattie ( Book )
129 editions published between 1771 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems on several occasions, by James Beattie, LL. D. professor of moral philosophy in the University of Aberdeen by James Beattie ( Book )
39 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetical works of James Beattie. With a memoir of the author by James Beattie ( Book )
77 editions published between 1777 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissertations moral and critical by James Beattie ( Book )
40 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 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
The poetical works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer by James Beattie ( Book )
35 editions published between 1854 and 1978 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minstrel or, the progress of genius. A poem. The first book. By James Beattie, LL. D by James Beattie ( )
28 editions published between 1772 and 1775 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minstrel or, the progress of genius. A poem. Book the first by James Beattie ( )
26 editions published between 1721 and 1772 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the life and writings of James Beattie ... including many of his original letters by William Forbes ( Book )
22 editions published between 1806 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minstrel or, the progress of genius. A poem. The second book. By James Beattie, LL. D by James Beattie ( )
26 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scoticisms arranged in alphabetical order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing. By James Beattie, L.L.D. Professor of Moral Philosophy in Marischal College, Aberdeen by James Beattie ( )
25 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of moral science by James Beattie ( )
14 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original poems and translations. By James Beattie, A.M by James Beattie ( )
16 editions published between 1760 and 1994 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poetical works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins by John Milton ( Book )
25 editions published between 1831 and 1878 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Beattie selected philosophical writings by James Beattie ( )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minstrel by James Beattie ( )
29 editions published between 1771 and 1825 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Beatie, 1735-1803
Beatie, Dr., 1735-1803
Beattie, Dr.
Beattie, Dr., 1735-1803
Beattie, Jacob 1735-1803
Beattie, Jakob 1735-1803
Languages
English (1,108)
French (4)
German (3)
Irish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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