The Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment by Christopher BerryThe Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment by Christopher Berry

The Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment

byChristopher Berry

Paperback | February 28, 1997

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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 thesehistorically 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 analysesof historical change, politics and morality, together with an assessment of their own commercial society.
Christopher Berry is Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow.
Title:The Social Theory of the Scottish EnlightenmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:February 28, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748608648

ISBN - 13:9780748608645