Stanley Grean (essay date 1967)
SOURCE: Grean, Stanley. “Enthusiasm” and “Concluding Remarks.” In Shaftesbury's Philosophy of Religion and Ethics: A Study in Enthusiasm, pp. 19-36; 258-63. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1967.
[In the first of the following essays, Grean explores the background and significance of Shaftesbury's central doctrine of enthusiasm and discusses how it is related to his religious concepts; in the second, he offers an overview of Shaftesbury's thought, viewing him as a poet rather than a philosopher because of his belief that reason ought to be transcended to reach higher truths.]
In a letter to a friend, Shaftesbury once...
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