Vol. 2: Raynor, David R.

Type: Notes

Raynor, David R. ‘Hutcheson’s Defence against the Charge of Plagiarism’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 2 (1987), pp 177-181.

After the publishing of An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue in 1725, author Francis Hutcheson was accused of plagiarizing the work from Jean-Pierre de Crousaz’s Traité du beau. This essay analyses Hutcheson’s letter of defence on the charge.