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The Resource Lord Kames : selected writings, edited and introduced by Andreas Rahmatian

Lord Kames : selected writings, edited and introduced by Andreas Rahmatian

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Lord Kames : selected writings
Title
Lord Kames
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selected writings
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edited and introduced by Andreas Rahmatian
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eng
Summary
The judge, jurist and philosopher Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782) was a polymath and one of the principal personalities of the Scottish Enlightenment. As a teacher and mentor of Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, and David Hume to some extent, he published works on law and legal history, moral philosophy, aesthetics and rhetoric, anthropology and sociology of law, and on the economic and agricultural improvement of Scotland. He saw these disciplines as elements of a philosophical history of man that developed in certain stages, and he considered law as part of all these subjects. Kames was a widely read author in the eighteenth century, and some of his works were translated into French and German at the time. His influence on German men of letters and on some of the Founders of the United States was considerable. This anthology contains characteristic passages from Kames's works, particularly from his Sketches of the History of Man (1774), a comprehensive synoptic work which presents Kames’s idea of the progress of man, of society, and of the sciences, from the Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion (1751), a critique of Hume and an important work of Scottish Common Sense philosophy, from the Elements of Criticism (1762) on aesthetics, rhetoric and literary criticism, and from the Principles of Equity (1760) and the Historical Law-Tracts (1758) as his main works on law and legal history. --
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1696-1782,
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Kames, Henry Home
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1967-
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Rahmatian, Andreas
Series statement
Library of Scottish philosophy
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v. 18
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  • Law
  • Law (Philosophical concept)
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Lord Kames : selected writings, edited and introduced by Andreas Rahmatian
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
020773755
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781845409128
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unmediated
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rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)953428996
Label
Lord Kames : selected writings, edited and introduced by Andreas Rahmatian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
020773755
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781845409128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)953428996

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