Adam Ferguson Philosophy Politics and Society

Author: Eugene Heath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315340
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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.

Adam Ferguson

Author: Eugene Heath
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845404424
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A philosopher and historian, Adam Ferguson occupies a unique place within eighteenth-century Scottish thought. Distinguished by a moral and historical bent, his work is framed within a teleological outlook that upholds the importance of action and virtue.

Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment

Author: Iain McDaniel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674075285
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Unlike his contemporaries, who saw Europe’s prosperity as confirmation of a utopian future, the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Ferguson saw a reminder of Rome’s lesson that egalitarian democracy could become a self-undermining path to dictatorship. This is a major reassessment of a critic overshadowed today by David Hume and Adam Smith.

The Passionate Society

Author: Lisa Hill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402038891
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Adam Ferguson (1723-1816) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment whose thought was, in many respects, original and distinctive. This book is a study of his ideas and of the intellectual forces that shaped them. Though somewhat overlooked in the nineteenth century, Ferguson was rescued from obscurity in the first half of the twentieth century by scholars interested in the origins of sociology and early critiques of modernity. Ferguson’s interest in the mechanics of social life and especially social change led him to many groundbreaking insights. In fact, he is sometimes identified as the 'Father of Modern Sociology'. In addition to exploring whether or not he merits this title, this study examines the whole of Ferguson’s thought as a system and includes his moral and faculty psychology, historiography, theology, politics and social science. Ferguson is distinguished by his deep appreciation of the complexity of the human condition; his study of society is based on the belief that it is not only reason, but the unseen, unplanned, sub-rational and visceral forces that keep the human universe in motion. Ferguson’s appreciation of this fact, and his ability to make social science of it, is his major achievement.

Adam Ferguson History Progress and Human Nature

Author: Eugene Heath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315375
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Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains essays that range across all of Ferguson's works to investigate his engagement with contemporary events and his contributions to our understanding of history and human action.

Robert and James Adam Architects of the Age of Enlightenment

Author: Ariyuki Kondo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317322517
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During the second half of the eighteenth century British architecture moved away from the dominant school of classicism in favour of a more creative freedom of expression. At the forefront of this change were architect brothers Robert and James Adam. Kondo’s work places them within the context of eighteenth-century intellectual thought.

Adam Ferguson and Ethical Integrity

Author: Jack A. Hill
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498504582
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Part biography and part constructive ethical inquiry, this book is an original interpretation of the Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson’s ethical method and view of ethical integrity, with an emphasis on his Analysis, Institutes, and Principles.

Adam Ferguson and Ethical Integrity

Author: Jack A. Hill
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ISBN: 9781498504577
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Part biography and part constructive ethical inquiry, this book is an original interpretation of the Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson s ethical method and view of ethical integrity, with an emphasis on his Analysis, Institutes, and Principles."

Translating the Enlightenment

Author: Fania Oz-Salzberger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198205198
Format: PDF
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This is a study of the transmission of political ideas across languages and cultures, and in particular of a notably fruitful encounter between two distinct branches of eighteenth-century political discourse: the reception of Scottish civic ideas, developed most powerfully in the works of the Edinburgh historian-philosopher Adam Ferguson, by Geman intellectuals of the Enlightenment and Romantic eras. Fania Oz-Salzberger's detailed and challenging analysis places Ferguson in the contextof the Scottish Enlightenment, and explores the impact of his theories on German Enlightenment thinkers. She traces the passage of Ferguson's civic humanism across linguistic and cultural borders, and highlights the linguistic stumbling-blocks and conceptual tensions that resulted. Dr Oz-Salzberger argues that there resulted a complex and largely unintentional shift of Scottish civic concepts into a German vocabulary of spiritual perfection and inner life, and that the misreading of Fergusonand other Scottish thinkers contributed much to the richness of German intellectual life in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.