The Scottish Enlightenment in Context

The University of Edinburgh Summer School

Program Description

The Scottish Enlightenment in Context

The University of Edinburgh Summer School

Introducing students to the central themes, issues and theories of the Scottish Enlightenment, there will be a particular emphasis on the enduring relevance of the Enlightenment. Students will examine current approaches to the Scottish Enlightenment, and areas of contemporary debate among scholars. The course also aims to enhance students’ critical, discursive and analytical skills.

The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, each discipline shedding explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment. Philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment – and it will similarly be central to our studies.

Explorations of Edinburgh through guided walking tours and visits to museums and galleries will let you place Enlightenment developments in context and understand the major influences of of this historical period. http://www.summerschool.ed.ac.uk/course/scottishenlightenment

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  • English


Last updated May 2, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 2019
Duration
Duration
4 - 4 weeks
Full time
Price
Price
2,300 GBP
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United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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June 2019
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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