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Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Cairns Craig


This book reconsiders our understanding of the development of Scottish culture from the Enlightenment to the present day. It recovers and reconnects Scottish thinkers from Hume and Reid in the eighteenth century, to Andrew Seth, Norman Kemp Smith, and John Macmurray in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It contextualises their work in relation to the development of Scottish anthropology and psychology, from which emerged, in the work of Ian Suttie and R. D. Laing, some of the most significant challenges to Freudian psychology. The author uses this Scottish tradition to challenge theo ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment, Hume, Reid, Andrew Seth, Norman Kemp Smith, John Macmurray, Scottish anthropology, Freudian psychology, hybridity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637133
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cairns Craig, author