An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

By: Beattie, James

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Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1770. Rare first edition of this important work in the literary career of James Beattie (1735-1803), a Professor or Moral Philosophy and Logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. Well-supported by the religious establishment in Britain, Beattie's reliance on the concept of truth (as opposed to sophistry, skepticism and atheism), was in direct conflict with the philosophies of Hume, Berkeley and others, and thie book was considered a specific and direct attack on the writings of David Hume. Original or contemporary full speckled calf, with red spine label, raised spine bands, viii, 503 pages. Ex-library, with small spine sticker and library stamps on front pastedown and title page only. Front cover is detached, front free endpaper a little loosened but still attached, externally quite worn, with spine chips, corner bumps, etc. Text block firm and pages free from chips or tears other than margin chips to two leaves and a closed tears in the margin of another leaf. Pages age-tanned with some scattered foxing. Internally very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo (20.75cm x 13 cm). First Edition.

Title: An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

Author Name: Beattie, James

Categories: Philosophy, Theology, Religion, Spirituality,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, A. Kincaid & J. Bell: 1770

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 000541

Keywords: JAMES BEATTIE RELIGION PHILOSOPHY THEOLOGY TRUTH