The Scottish Enlightenment: an Anthology (BOK)

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This anthology emphasizes the European dimension of the Enlightenment and also the diversity of interest and output of the Age of Reason. To many, the Enlightenment of the 18th century represents Scotland's Golden Age. In philosophy, law, economics, politics, linguistics and the physical sciences, Scots were key players in changing the way the world was viewed. And the reverberations of this development of knowledge is still being felt today. This was the age of David Hume, Thomas Reid and Adam Smith, of Adam Ferguson, James Hutton and Sir John Sinclair with his achievement of the first statistical account. After a general introduction, the book is broken down thematically - "Human Nature", "Ethics", "Aesthetics", "Religion", "Economics", "Social Theory", and "Politics", "Law", "Historiography" and "Science". These sections gather together the well known and the lesser known amongst the writing of the time. Much of the material has not been reprinted since the 18th century.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1997 Forlag
CANONGATE BOOKS
ISBN 9780862417383 Antall sider 836
Dimensjoner 12,7cm x 19,5cm x 4,9cm Vekt 643 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alexander Broadie
Emner og form British & Irish history, History of ideas, History of Western philosophy, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700