Ferguson: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
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Ferguson: An Essay on the History of Civil Society by Adam Ferguson
Book DescriptionAdam Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society (first published in 1767) is a classic of the Scottish - and European - Enlightenment. Drawing on such diverse sources as classical authors and contemporary travel literature, Ferguson offers a complex model of historical advance which challenges both Hume's and Smith's embrace of modernity and the primitivism of Rousseau. Ferguson combines a subtle analysis of the emergence of modern commercial society with a critique of its abandonment of civic and communal virtues. Central to Ferguson's theory of citizenship are the themes of conflict, play, political participation and military valour. The Essay is a bold and novel attempt to reclaim the tradition of active, virtuous citizenship and apply it to the modern state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521447362
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adam Ferguson
Essay on the History of Civil Society, Paperback / softback (March 2007)
Historical Essay from the philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Ferguson: An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Hardback (February 1996)» View all books by Adam Ferguson
A subtle critique of declining communal virtues, arguing instead for active citizenship.
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Author Biography - Adam Ferguson
Fania Oz-Salzberger is Professor of History at the University of Haifa and director of the Posen Forum for Political Thought at the Faculty of Law. She has authored books and articles on the history of political thought.
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