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Philosophy, Rights and Natural LawEssays in Honour of Knud Haakonssen$
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Ian Hunter and Richard Whatmore

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474449229

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449229.001.0001

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The History of the History of Ethics and Emblematic Passages

The History of the History of Ethics and Emblematic Passages

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(p.71) 3 The History of the History of Ethics and Emblematic Passages
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Philosophy, Rights and Natural Law
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Aaron Garrett

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449229.003.0004

This chapter first considers the way that “emblematic passages” – passages taken to be emblematic of a philosopher’s import – function as an organizing device in the history of philosophy, and through this the import of the history of the history of philosophy for the history of philosophy. The second half of the essay focuses on one emblematic passage from Joseph Butler to illustrate and argue for this claim.

Keywords:   Joseph Butler, History of Ethics, History of Philosophy, Intellectual History

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