The Scottish Enlightenment by Arthur Herman

The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Arthur Herman
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  • Pages : 454
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'Every Scot should read it. Scotland now has the lively, provocative and positive history it deserves.' Irvine Welsh, Guardian A dramatic and intriguing history of how Scotland produced the institutions, beliefs and human character that have made the West into the most powerful culture in the world. Arthur Herman argues that Scotland's turbulent history, from William Wallace to the Presbyterian Lords of the Covenant, laid the foundations for 'the Scottish miracle'. Within one hundred years, the nation that began the eighteenth century dominated by the harsh and repressive Scottish Kirk had evolved into Europe's most literate society, producing an idea of modernity that has shaped much of civilisation as we know it. He follows the lives and work of thinkers such as Adam Smith and David Hume, writers such as Burns and Boswell, as well as architects, technicians and inventors, and traces their legacy into the twentieth century. Written with wit, erudition and clarity, The Scottish Enlightenment claims the Scots' rightful place in the history of the western world.


Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment by Elizabeth Robinson, Bsw

Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Elizabeth Robinson, Bsw
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1315463407
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Most academic philosophers and intellectual historians are familiar with the major historical figures and intellectual movements coming out of Scotland in the 18th Century. These scholars are also familiar with the works of Immanuel Kant and his influence on Western thought. But with the exception of discussion examining David Hume's influence on Kant's epistemology, metaphysics, and moral theory, little attention has been paid to the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant's philosophy. This volume aims to fill this perceived gap in the literature and provide a starting point for future discussions looking at the influence of Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, and other Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant's philosophy.


Reading the Scottish Enlightenment by Mark Towsey

Reading the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Reading the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Mark Towsey
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004193510
  • Pages : 380
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Drawing on a range of methodologies associated with the history of reading, this book explores the reception of the Scottish Enlightenment, assessing the impact that major texts had on the lives, beliefs and habits of mind of contemporary readers.


Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment by Christopher J. Berry,Associate Professor of Film Studies Christopher Berry, PH D

Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Christopher J. Berry,Associate Professor of Film Studies Christopher Berry, PH D
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  • Pages : 228
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David Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, Lord Kames, John Millar, James Dunbar and Gilbert Stuart were at the heart of Scottish Enlightenment thought. This introductory survey offers the student a clear, accessible interpretation and synthesis of the social thought of these historically significant thinkers. Organised thematically, it takes the student through their accounts of social institutions, their critique of individualism, their methodology, their views of progress and of moral and cultural values. By taking human sociality as their premise, the book shows how they produced important analyses of historical change, politics and morality, together with an assessment of their own commercial society.


The Scottish Enlightenment by Alexander Broadie

The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Alexander Broadie
  • Publisher : Birlinn
  • ISBN Code : 0857904981
  • Pages : 252
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  • Language : English
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Written for general reader, considers the achievement of this particular period of Scottish history. This book attends not only to the ideas that made the Scottish Enlightenment such a noted moment, but also to the people themselves who generated these ideas - men such as David Hume and Adam Smith.


Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment by Iain McDaniel

Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Iain McDaniel
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674075285
  • Pages : 288
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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 Scottish Enlightenment by Silvia Sebastiani

The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Silvia Sebastiani
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9781349296224
  • Pages : 269
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Examines how the difference between monogenist and polygenist accounts of the origin of the human race was reflected in, and helped to shape, Scottish Enlightenment accounts of society's progress through historical stages. Reveals how concepts of race and the role of women were treated by historians, philosophers, and other thinkers.


The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad by Janet Starkey

The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad
  • Author : Janet Starkey
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004362134
  • Pages : 484
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In The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad, Janet Starkey examines the careers of Alexander and Patrick Russell and family in Aleppo and India. By re-examining recent interpretations, Starkey argues that the Scottish Enlightenment was a cultural revolution not just a philosophy.


The First Scottish Enlightenment by Kelsey Jackson-Williams

The First Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The First Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Kelsey Jackson-Williams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198809697
  • Pages : 384
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Traditional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment present the half-century or so before 1750 as, at best, a not-yet fully realised precursor to the era of Hume and Smith, at worst, a period of superstition and religious bigotry. This is the first book-length study to systematically challenge that notion. Instead, it argues that the era between approximately 1680 and 1745 was a 'First' Scottish Enlightenment, part of the continent-wide phenomenon of early Enlightenment and led by the Jacobites, Episcopalians, and Catholics of north-eastern Scotland. It makes this argument through an intensive study of the dramatic changes in historiographical practice which took place in Scotland during this era, showing how the documentary scholarship of Jean Mabillon and the Maurists was eagerly received and rapidly developed in Scottish historical circles, resulting in the wholesale demolition of the older, Humanist myths of Scottish origins and their replacement with the foundations of our modern understanding of early Scottish history. This volume accordingly challenges many of the truisms surrounding seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Scottish history, pushing back against notions of pre-Enlightenment Scotland as backward, insular, and intellectually impoverished and mapping a richly polymathic, erudite, and transnational web of scholars, readers, and polemicists. It highlights the enduring cultural links with France and argues for the central importance of Scotland's two principal religious minorities--Episcopalians and Catholics--in the growth of Enlightenment thinking. As such, it makes a major intervention in the intellectual and cultural histories of Scotland, early modern Europe, and the Enlightenment itself.


The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment by Alexander Broadie,Craig Smith

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Alexander Broadie,Craig Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108420702
  • Pages : 394
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the full range of achievements of the Scottish thinkers who so profoundly influenced western culture.


The Scottish Enlightenment by David Daiches

The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : David Daiches
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books
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  • Pages : 46
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Who Made the Scottish Enlightenment? by Colin Russell

Who Made the Scottish Enlightenment?
  • Title : Who Made the Scottish Enlightenment?
  • Author : Colin Russell
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1499091052
  • Pages : 518
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The Scottish Enlightenment is often portrayed as elitist and Edinburgh based with no universally agreed beginning or end. Additionally, the Philosophers and scholars (the great Scottish Enlightenment figures) sometimes obscure significant contributions from other disciplines so that the achievements of a wider conception of the Scottish Enlightenment are not universally known. Sir Walter Scott also recognised that his nation ‘the peculiar features of whose manners and character are daily melting and dissolving into that of her sister and ally’ had an identity crisis. Both issues are addressed in this enquiry which seeks to highlight the scale and breadth of the Scottish Enlightenment whilst posing the question as to how Scottish identity can be preserved.


The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment by Roy Harold Campbell,Roy Hutcheson Campbell,Andrew S. Skinner

The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Roy Harold Campbell,Roy Hutcheson Campbell,Andrew S. Skinner
  • Publisher : Edinburgh : J. Donald
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  • Pages : 231
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The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment by Alexander Broadie,Professor in Philosophy Alexander Broadie

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Alexander Broadie,Professor in Philosophy Alexander Broadie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521003230
  • Pages : 366
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The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment offers a philosophical perspective on an eighteenth-century movement that has been profoundly influential on western culture. A distinguished team of contributors examines the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Colin Maclaurin and other Scottish thinkers, in fields including philosophy, natural theology, economics, anthropology, natural science and law. In addition, the contributors relate the Scottish Enlightenment to its historical context and assess its impact and legacy in Europe, America and beyond. The result is a comprehensive and accessible volume that illuminates the richness, the intellectual variety and the underlying unity of this important movement. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, theology, literature and the history of ideas.


Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment by Michael Alexander Stewart

Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Michael Alexander Stewart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780198249665
  • Pages : 328
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This is the first volume of the series Oxford Studies in the History of Philosophy. Each volume of the series is organized around a particular theme, and is cross-disciplinary in its approach. In this collection of substantial new studies in Scottish Philosophy in the age of Hutcheson andHume, close attention is given to the study of context and the use of original historical sources as a key to philosophical interpretation. The collection includes revolutionary research on Hume's early reading in science and religion and its impact on his philosophy.


The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture by Ronnie Young,Ralph McLean,Kenneth Simpson

The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture
  • Author : Ronnie Young,Ralph McLean,Kenneth Simpson
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 161148801X
  • Pages : 314
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This volume takes a fresh look at the literary culture of the Scottish Enlightenment and the wider impact of imaginative literature on Enlightenment culture in general. Covering key authors and work in areas as varied as philosophy, medicine, travel writing, religion, drama, history, publishing, and the periodical press, it provides scholars and students with a timely re-evaluation of the links between imaginative literature and the larger project of Enlightenment in Scotland and beyond.


Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment by Charles W. J. Withers,Paul Wood

Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Charles W. J. Withers,Paul Wood
  • Publisher : John Donald
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  • Pages : 364
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Writing to Dugald Stewart in June 1789, Thomas Jefferson enthused that as far as science was concerned, no place in the world can pretend to a competition with Edinburgh. Yet, despite similar encomiums down the years, the role of the natural sciences and medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment is still neither generally appreciated nor fully understood. This collection of ten essays by scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the place of scientific and medical enquiry in Scotland during the period 1690-1815. Each chapter presents new research in order to reflect upon previous interpretations and to suggest fresh perspectives on the relationship between science and medicine and culture and society in 18th-century Scotland. Collectively, the essays illustrate both the centrality of natural and medical knowledge in enlightened culture and the wider implications of Scotland's story for an understanding of science and medicine in the modern world.


Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment by Richard Sher

Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Richard Sher
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  • ISBN Code : 9781474407434
  • Pages : 432
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Since its original publication in 1985, Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment has come to be regarded as a classic work in eighteenth-century Scottish history and Enlightenment studies. It depicts Hugh Blair, Alexander Carlyle, Adam Ferguson, John Home, and William Robertson as an intimate coterie that played a central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, seen here not only as an intellectual but as a cultural movement. These men were among the leaders in the University of Edinburgh, in the Moderate party in the Church of Scotland, and in Edinburgh's thriving clubs. They used their institutional influence and their books, plays, sermons, and pamphlets to promulgate the tenets of Moderatism, including polite Presbyterianism, Christian Stoicism, civic humanism, social and political conservatism, and the tolerant, cosmopolitan values of the international Enlightenment. Using a wide variety of sources and an interdisciplinary methodology, this collective biography portrays these "Moderate literati" as zealous activists for the cause in which they believed, ranging from support for a Scots militia, Ossian, and Roman Catholic relief to opposition to the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and the American and French Revolutions.


The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution by Anna Plassart

The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution
  • Author : Anna Plassart
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107091764
  • Pages : 265
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This book offers the first study of the Scottish Enlightenment reception and interpretation of the French Revolution.


Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment by Christopher J Berry

Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Christopher J Berry
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748684530
  • Pages : 256
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Christopher Berry explains why Enlightenment thinkers considered commercial society to be wealthier and freer than earlier forms, looking at key works from Adam Smith, David Hume and Adam Ferguson alongside lesser-known figures.


Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment by Charles Bradford Bow

Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Charles Bradford Bow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198783906
  • Pages : 226
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Common sense philosophy was one of the Scottish Enlightenment's most original intellectual products. The nine specially written essays in this volume explore the philosophical and historical significance of this school of thought, recovering the ways in which it developed during the long eighteenth century.


Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment by Roger L. Emerson

Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Roger L. Emerson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317141644
  • Pages : 316
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The Scottish Enlightenment was a period of intellectual and scientific progress, in a country previously considered to be marginal to the European intellectual scene. Yet the enlightenment was not about politeness or civic humanism, but something more basic - the making of an improved society which could compete in every way in a rapidly changing world. David Hume, writing in 1752, commented that 'industry, knowledge and humanity are linked together by an indissoluble chain'. Collectively this volume of essays embraces many of the topics which Hume included under 'industry, knowledge and humanity': from the European Enlightenment and the Scots relation to it, to Scottish social history and its relation to religion, science and medicine. Overarching themes of what it meant to be enlightened in the eighteenth century are considered alongside more specific studies of notable figures of the period, such as Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, and David Hume, and the training and number of Scottish medical students. Together, the volume provides an opportunity to step back and reconsider the Scottish Enlightenment in its broader context and to consider what new directions this field of study might take.


Scottish Enlightenment and Other Essays: Passion for ideas by George Elder Davie

Scottish Enlightenment and Other Essays: Passion for ideas
  • Title : Scottish Enlightenment and Other Essays: Passion for ideas
  • Author : George Elder Davie
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The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, 1690-1805 by Thomas Ahnert

The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, 1690-1805
  • Title : The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, 1690-1805
  • Author : Thomas Ahnert
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300153805
  • Pages : 216
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In the Enlightenment it was often argued that moral conduct, rather than adherence to theological doctrine, was the true measure of religious belief. Thomas Ahnert argues that this “enlightened” emphasis on conduct in religion relied less on arguments from reason alone than has been believed. In fact, Scottish Enlightenment champions advocated a practical program of “moral culture,” in which revealed religion was of central importance. Ahnert traces this to theological controversies going back as far as the Reformation concerning the conditions of salvation. His findings present a new point of departure for all scholars interested in the intersection of religion and Enlightenment.


The Enlightenment and the Book by Richard B. Sher

The Enlightenment and the Book
  • Title : The Enlightenment and the Book
  • Author : Richard B. Sher
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 0226752542
  • Pages : 842
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The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and Robert Burns. And the books written by these seminal thinkers made a significant mark during their time in almost every field of polite literature and higher learning throughout Britain, Europe, and the Americas. In this magisterial history, Richard B. Sher breaks new ground for our understanding of the Enlightenment and the forgotten role of publishing during that period. The Enlightenment and the Book seeks to remedy the common misperception that such classics as The Wealth of Nations and The Life of Samuel Johnson were written by authors who eyed their publishers as minor functionaries in their profession. To the contrary, Sher shows how the process of bookmaking during the late eighteenth-century involved a deeply complex partnership between authors and their publishers, one in which writers saw the book industry not only as pivotal in the dissemination of their ideas, but also as crucial to their dreams of fame and monetary gain. Similarly, Sher demonstrates that publishers were involved in the project of bookmaking in order to advance human knowledge as well as to accumulate profits. The Enlightenment and the Book explores this tension between creativity and commerce that still exists in scholarly publishing today. Lavishly illustrated and elegantly conceived, it will be must reading for anyone interested in the history of the book or the production and diffusion of Enlightenment thought.


Crowded with Genius by James Buchan

Crowded with Genius
  • Title : Crowded with Genius
  • Author : James Buchan
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • ISBN Code : 9780060558895
  • Pages : 464
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In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in architecture, politics, science, the arts, and economics—all of which continue to echo loudly today. Adam Smith penned The Wealth of Nations. James Boswell produced The Life of Samuel Johnson. Alongside them, pioneers such as David Hume, Robert Burns, James Hutton, and Sir Walter Scott transformed the way we understand our perceptions and feelings, sickness and health, relations between the sexes, the natural world, and the purpose of existence. In Crowded with Genius, James Buchan beautifully reconstructs the intimate geographic scale and boundless intellectual milieu of Enlightenment Edinburgh. With the scholarship of a historian and the elegance of a novelist, he tells the story of the triumph of this unlikely town and the men whose vision brought it into being.


The Origins of the Scottish Enlightenment by Jane Rendall

The Origins of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Origins of the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Jane Rendall
  • Publisher : MacMillan
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 257
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The Scottish Enlightenment and the Theory of Spontaneous Order by Ronald Hamowy

The Scottish Enlightenment and the Theory of Spontaneous Order
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment and the Theory of Spontaneous Order
  • Author : Ronald Hamowy
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  • Pages : 65
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"Published for the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Inc." Bibliography: p. 51-65.


The Scottish Enlightenment and the Militia Issue by John Robertson

The Scottish Enlightenment and the Militia Issue
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment and the Militia Issue
  • Author : John Robertson
  • Publisher : John Donald
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 272
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Enlightenment's Frontier by Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Enlightenment's Frontier
  • Title : Enlightenment's Frontier
  • Author : Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300163746
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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DIVEnlightenment’s Frontier is the first book to investigate the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. What was the place of the natural world in Adam Smith’s famous defense of free trade? Fredrik Albritton Jonsson recovers the forgotten networks of improvers and natural historians that sought to transform the soil, plants, and climate of Scotland in the eighteenth century. The Highlands offered a vast outdoor laboratory for rival liberal and conservative views of nature and society. But when the improvement schemes foundered toward the end of the century, northern Scotland instead became a crucible for anxieties about overpopulation, resource exhaustion, and the physical limits to economic growth. In this way, the rise and fall of the Enlightenment in the Highlands sheds new light on the origins of environmentalism./div


The Scottish Enlightenment & Early Victorian English Society by Anand C. Chitnis

The Scottish Enlightenment & Early Victorian English Society
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment & Early Victorian English Society
  • Author : Anand C. Chitnis
  • Publisher : Croom Helm Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 201
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  • Language : English
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New Medical Challenges During the Scottish Enlightenment by Guenter B. Risse

New Medical Challenges During the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : New Medical Challenges During the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Guenter B. Risse
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • ISBN Code : 9789042018143
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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Covers health studies and the history of medicine in Scotland from the 18th Century.


Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities by Roger L. Emerson

Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities
  • Title : Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities
  • Author : Roger L. Emerson
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748631291
  • Pages : 704
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This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews, exploring the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish universities between 1690 and 1806. Most professors were political appointees vetted and supported by political factions and their leaders. This comprehensive study explores the improving agenda of political patrons and of those they served and relates this to the Scottish Enlightenment. Emerson argues that what was happening in Scotland was also occurring in other parts of Europe where, in relatively autonomous localities, elite patrons also shaped things as they wished them to be. The role of patronage in the Enlightenment is essential to any understanding of its origins and course.


Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland by Rosalind Carr

Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
  • Title : Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
  • Author : Rosalind Carr
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748646434
  • Pages : 224
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Presents major new research on gender in the Scottish EnlightenmentWhat role did gender play in the Scottish Enlightenment? Combining intellectual and cultural history, this book explores how men and women experienced the Scottish Enlightenment. It examines Scotland in a European context, investigating ideologies of gender and cultural practices among the urban elites of Scotland in the 18th century.The book provides an in-depth analysis of men's construction and performance of masculinity in intellectual clubs, taverns and through the violent ritual of the duel. Women are important actors in this story, and the book presents an analysis of women's contribution to Scottish Enlightenment culture, and it asks why there were no Scottish bluestockings.


The Scottish Enlightenment by Anand C. Chitnis

The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : Anand C. Chitnis
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780874718577
  • Pages : 279
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  • Language : English
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Natural Law and Moral Philosophy by Knud Haakonssen,Professor of Philosophy Knud Haakonssen,Haakonssen Knud

Natural Law and Moral Philosophy
  • Title : Natural Law and Moral Philosophy
  • Author : Knud Haakonssen,Professor of Philosophy Knud Haakonssen,Haakonssen Knud
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521498029
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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Providing the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available, this major contribution to the history of philosophy sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and contractarianism, and offers an extensive study of the Scottish Enlightenment.


Crowded with Genius by James Buchan

Crowded with Genius
  • Title : Crowded with Genius
  • Author : James Buchan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061870606
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in architecture, politics, science, the arts, and economics—all of which continue to echo loudly today. Adam Smith penned The Wealth of Nations. James Boswell produced The Life of Samuel Johnson. Alongside them, pioneers such as David Hume, Robert Burns, James Hutton, and Sir Walter Scott transformed the way we understand our perceptions and feelings, sickness and health, relations between the sexes, the natural world, and the purpose of existence. In Crowded with Genius, James Buchan beautifully reconstructs the intimate geographic scale and boundless intellectual milieu of Enlightenment Edinburgh. With the scholarship of a historian and the elegance of a novelist, he tells the story of the triumph of this unlikely town and the men whose vision brought it into being.


Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment by David Allan

Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Title : Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Author : David Allan
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780748604388
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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It argues that humanism and Calvinism placed a discussion of the essentially moral function of scholarship at the very centre of historical debate in early modern Scotland, and that this in turn strongly influenced the emergence of an Enlightenment led by the Scottish literati. Introducing the works of more than two hundred scholars and thinkers from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, David Allan explores important - though usually neglected - aspects of the country's intellectual discourse.


Charles Areskine’s Library by Karen Baston

Charles Areskine’s Library
  • Title : Charles Areskine’s Library
  • Author : Karen Baston
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004315381
  • Pages : 268
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

In Charles Areskine’s Library, Karen Baston uses a detailed study of an eighteenth-century Scottish advocate’s private book collection to explore key themes of the Scottish Enlightenment including secularisation, modernisation, internationalisation, and the development of legal literature in Scotland.


America's Founding Secret by Robert W. Galvin

America's Founding Secret
  • Title : America's Founding Secret
  • Author : Robert W. Galvin
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9780742522800
  • Pages : 101
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In this important work, the author illuminates how the founding fathers' motives, thoughts, and actions were framed by the Scottish Enlightenment.