Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

by Craig Smith

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Overview

Examines Adam Ferguson's philosophy, political theory and social thought in the context of the Scottish Enlightenment. Explores Ferguson's examines attempt to develop a genuine moral science that combined empirically based social theory with normative moralising. Presents a new, revisionary account of Ferguson: 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474413275
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Craig Smith is Adam Smith Lecturer in the Scottish Enlightenment in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Glasgow.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Ferguson's Works
1. Introduction
2. Moral Science
3. Moral Philosophy
4. Moral Education
5. Civil Society and Civilisation
6. Civilised Warfare
Bibliography

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