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David Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, Lord Kames, John Millar, James Dunbar and Gilbert Stuart were at the heart of Scottish Enlightenment thought. This introductory survey offers the student a clear, accessible interpretation and synthesis of the social thought of these historically significant thinkers. Organised thematically, it takes the student through their accounts of social institutions, their critique of individualism, their methodology, their views of progress and of moral and cultural values. By taking human sociality as their premise, the book shows how they produced important analyses of historical change, politics and morality, together with an assessment of their own commercial society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748608645
ISBN-10: 0748608648
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Christopher J. Berry

Christopher Berry is Professor of Political Theory and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He is a leading international scholar of the Scottish Enlightenment and has written extensively on David Hume and Adam Smith.

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