About the Author
Craig Smith is the Adam Smith Senior Lecturer in the Scottish Enlightenment in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Adam Smith's Political Philosophy: The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order (2006) and Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society: Moral Science in the Scottish Enlightenment (2018), and he is a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith (2013).
Table of ContentsIntroduction Alexander Broadie; 1. Several contexts of the Scottish Enlightenment Roger L. Emerson and Mark G. Spencer; 2. Religion and rational theology M. A. Stewart; 3. The human mind and its powers Jacqueline Taylor; 4. Anthropology: the 'original' of human nature Aaron Garrett; 5. Science in the Scottish Enlightenment Paul Wood; 6. Scepticism and common sense Heiner F. Klemme; 7. Moral sense theories and other sentimentalist accounts of the foundations of morals Christel Fricke; 8. The political theory of the Scottish Enlightenment Fania Oz-Salzberger; 9. Political economy Craig Smith; 10. Natural jurisprudence and the theory of justice Knud Haakonssen; 11. Legal theory John W. Cairns; 12. Sociality and socialisation Christopher J. Berry; 13. Historiography Murray G. H. Pittock; 14. Art and aesthetic theory Catherine Labio; 15. Literature and sentimentalism Deidre Dawson; 16. The impact on America: Scottish philosophy and the American founding Samuel Fleischacker; 17. The nineteenth-century aftermath Gordon Graham; Select bibliography, Index.
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