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Essays in Philosophy – Thomas De Quincey (1900s)


Essays in Philosophy – Thomas De Quincey (1900s)


Title: Essays in Philosophy
Author: Thomas De Quincey
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Copyright dated 1877, but this book was probably printed in the early 1900s.
Condition: Hardcover. Some wear to cover. Water stain to top and bottom edge. Well-bound, text clean and bright. Vol 9 of De Quincey’s complete works, containing his “Essays of Philosophy”.

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This book contains:

  1. Letters to a young man whose education has been neglected
  2. Memorial chronology, on a new and more apprehensible system
  3. Casuistry
  4. On Suicide
  5. System of the heavens as revealed by Lord Rosse’s telescopes
  6. Sir William Hamilton
  7. Sir James Mackintosh
  8. Herder
  9. Lessing
  10. Kant in his miscellaneous essays
  11. The last days of Immanuel Kant
  12. Notes

About De Quincey:

Thomas Penson De Quincey (15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.

His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire and Nikolai Gogol, but even major 20th-century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work. Berlioz also loosely based his Symphonie fantastique on Confessions of an English Opium Eater, drawing on the theme of the internal struggle with one’s self.