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Author Ferguson, Adam, 1723-1816.

Title Adam Ferguson : selected philosophical writings / edited and introduced by Eugene Heath
Published Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 178 pages)
Series Library of Scottish philosophy
Library of Scottish philosophy.
Contents Introduction ---- I. An Essay on the History of Civil Society. Part I. Of the general characteristics of civil society (1767) --- Part II. Of the history of rude nations --- Part III. Of the history of policy and arts --- Part IV. Of the consequences that result from the advancement of civil and commercial arts --- Part V. Of the decline of nations --- Part VI. Of corruption and political slavery ---- II. Institutues of Moral Philosophy. Introduction --- Part iii. Of the knowledge of God ---- III. The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic ---- IV. Principles of Moral and Political Science. Vol. 1. Introduction. Part I. Ch. 2. Of mind or the characteristics of intelligence --- Ch. 3. Of man's progressive nature --- Vol. 2. Part II. Ch. 1. Of the specific good incident to human nature --- Ch. 2. Of the fundamental law of mortality, its immediate applications and sanctions --- Ch. 3. Of jurisprudence, or compulsory law
Summary "A philosopher and historian, Adam Ferguson occupies a unique place within eighteenth-century Scottish thought. A man of energy and verve, he made important contributions to social and moral theory, political philosophy and to the study of history. Reared in the highlands of Scotland, he lived most of his life in the enlightenment world of Edinburgh, participating in the city's social clubs and in the broader public and intellectual life of his nation. Renowned for An Essay on the History of Civil Society (1767), he also wrote pamphlets on political issues, published works of moral and political philosophy, authored a multi-volume history of the Roman Republic and composed numerous manuscript essays. Distinguished by a moral and historical bent, his work is framed within a teleological outlook that upholds the importance of action and virtue in the emerging commercial society of the eighteenth century."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) and index
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Subject Ferguson, Adam, 1723-1816 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Heath, Eugene.
LC no. 2007282391
ISBN 1845404424 (electronic bk.)
9781845404420 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. 2007
Adam Ferguson -- selected philosophical writings