1651 

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan.

1690 

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

1711 

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, Characteristics of Men, Manners, and Opinions.

1720 

Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue.

1738  

John Wesley has his conversion experience.

1739-40  

David Hume, Treatise of Human Nature.

1748  

David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.

1749 

David Hartley, Observations on Man

1757  

Edmund Burke, Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful.

1759 

Adam Smith, The Theory of the Moral Sentiments.
Wesley builds 356 Methodist chapels.

1764 

Thomas Reid, Inquiry into the Human Mind.

1784  

Wesley breaks with the Church of England.

1785  

Thomas Reid, Philosophy of the Intellectual Powers.

1789  

Jeremy Bentham, Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation.

1790 

Archibald Alison, The Nature and Principles of Taste.

1792  

Dugald Stewart, Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind (volume I).

1793  

Stewart, Outlines of Moral Philosophy.

1794  

William Paley, Evidences of Christianity.

1802  

Paley, Natural Theology.

1814  

Stewart, Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind (volume II).

1823  

Auguste Comte, Systéme de politique positive.

1827  

Stewart, Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind (volume III).

1828  

Catholic Emancipation Act restores civil liberties to Roman Catholics.

1830-42  

Comte, Cours de philosophie positive.

1833  

John Keble's sermon "National Apostasy" (full text)begins Tractarian movement; first of the Tracts for the Times appears.

1841  

John Henry Newman, Tract Ninety.

1845  

Conversion of John Henry Newman to Roman Catholicism.

1850  

Pope Pius IX restores the Roman Catholic hierarchy in U. K.

1851-54

Comte, Système de politique positive.

 1859  

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species.

 1860  

Essays and Reviews.

 1861  

John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism.

 1862  

Bishop John William Colenso, The Pentateuch Critically Examined.

 1864  

Newman, Apologia pro vita sua.

 1869-70  

Vatican Council declares the Pope infallible in matters of faith.

 1871  

Darwin, The Descent of Man.


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