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Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society

ISBN 9781138663442
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains a set of essays that analyse Ferguson's philosophical, political and sociological writings and the discourse which they prompted between Ferguson and other important figures.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Eugene Heath, Vincenzo Merolle; Part I Life and Works; Chapter 1 Ferguson the Highlander, Michael Fry; Chapter 2 Adam Ferguson, the 43rd, and the Fictions of Fontenoy, Bruce Buchan; Part II Philosophy; Chapter 3 Why Did David Hume Dislike Adam Ferguson’s an Essay on The History of Civil Society?, David Raynor; Chapter 4 Hume as Critic of Ferguson’s Essay, Vincenzo Merolle; Chapter 5 The Two Adams: Ferguson and Smith on Sympathy and Sentiment, Jack Russell Weinstein; Part III Politics; Chapter 6 A Complicated Vision: The Good Polity in Adam Ferguson’s Thought, Lisa Hill; Chapter 7 Adam Ferguson and Enlightened Provincial Ideology in Scotland, Michael Kugler; Part IV Society; Chapter 8 ‘But Art Itself is Natural to Man’: Ferguson and the Principle of Simultaneity, Christopher J. Berry; Chapter 9 Ferguson on the Unintended Emergence of Social Order, Eugene Heath;

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Eugene Heath, Vincenzo Merolle