Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This paper examines the emergence of a philosophical concept of genius based on imagination, association, and the Lockean theory of ideas, primarily in eighteenth-century Britain. It considers the background, including the work of the Abbé Jean Baptiste Du Bos, the third earl of Shaftesbury, Francis Hutcheson, and David Hume, but it focuses specifically on the British writers William Duff, William Sharpe, and Alexander Gerard. It does not deal with the later Kantian and post-Kantian Romantic theories of genius.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3222
Print ISSN
0022-5037
Pages
pp. 555-574
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-11
Open Access
No
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