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Essays. On the Nature and Immutability of Truth. On Poetry and Music, as they affect the Mind. On Laughter, and Ludicrous Composition. On the Utility of Classical Learning

James Beattie

The second edition of Beattie's Essay on Truth. As this edition was published by subscription, Beattie appended several new essays to the original piece, extending his theories of common-sense philosophy into fields of aesthetics, humour, and pedagogy.

Editions and Volumes cited in the edition

  • 1 ed., 2 vol., London: E & C Dilly 1776
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Parts cited in the edition

  • An Essay on Poetry and Music, as they Affect the Mind
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Essays. On the Nature and Immutability of Truth. On Poetry and Music, as they affect the Mind. On Laughter, and Ludicrous Composition. On the Utility of Classical Learning (1 ed., 2 vol., London: E & C Dilly 1776)


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