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The Resource Adam Ferguson and the idea of civil society : moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment, Craig Smith

Adam Ferguson and the idea of civil society : moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment, Craig Smith

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Adam Ferguson and the idea of civil society : moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment
Title
Adam Ferguson and the idea of civil society
Title remainder
moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment
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Craig Smith
Title variation
Moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Ferguson, a friend of David Hume and Adam Smith, was among the leading Scottish Enlightenment figures who worked to develop a science of man. He created a methodology for moral science that combined empirically based social theory with normative moralising. He was among the first in the English-speaking world to make use of the terms civilization, civil society and political science. Craig Smith explores Ferguson's thought, and examines his attempt to develop a genuine moral science and its place in providing a secure basis for the virtuous education of the new elite of Hanoverian Britain. The Ferguson that emerges is far from the stereotyped image of a republican sceptical about commercial society and much closer to the mainstream of the Scottish Enlightenment and its defence of the new British commercial order. --
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1977-
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Smith, Craig
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy
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  • Ferguson, Adam
  • Enlightenment
  • Civil society
Target audience
specialized
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Adam Ferguson and the idea of civil society : moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment, Craig Smith
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-246) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moral science -- Moral philosophy -- Moral education -- Civil society and civilisation -- Civilised warfare
Control code
on1039921777
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781474413275
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Label
Adam Ferguson and the idea of civil society : moral science in the Scottish Enlightenment, Craig Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moral science -- Moral philosophy -- Moral education -- Civil society and civilisation -- Civilised warfare
Control code
on1039921777
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781474413275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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