Scottish philosophers in seventeenth-century Scotland and France

Professor Alexander Broadie has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust International Network grant to investigate Scottish philosophers in seventeenth-century Scotland and France.

The Network is composed of eleven researchers who collectively bring to the task a wide range of skills and interests, both philosophical and historical. They are:

The project will run from 2010 to 2013 and will involve five workshops and a closing conference as well as other forms of collaborative work. It will have multiple outcomes including two books, and a website which will continue to be updated as an ongoing resource beyond the three years of the project.

During recent decades a number of books have been published on the Scottish philosophical tradition, for example A. Broadie's The Shadow of Scotus (Edinburgh, 1995) and his A History of Scottish Philosophy (Edinburgh, 2009). The least investigated period of this tradition is that from 1600 to 1700, the century between the Scottish Reformation and the Scottish Enlightenment. A few pieces of work have been written regarding small parts of the field of seventeenth-century Scottish philosophy, for example, David Allan, Philosophy and Politics in Later Stuart Scotland (East Linton, 2000). But the Network’s goal is specifically the construction of a map of seventeenth-century Scottish philosophy in Scotland and France. The project is now underway and the Network is presently preparing a number of works for publication.