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 Origin of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue.

1738 John Wesley has his conversion experience.

1739-40 David Hume, Treatise on 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.

1759  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, View of the 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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