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
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.
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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