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Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment The Roman Past and Europe's Future

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ISBN-10: 0674072960

ISBN-13: 9780674072961

Edition: 2013

Authors: Iain McDaniel

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Although overshadowed by his contemporaries Adam Smith and David Hume, the Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson strongly influenced eighteenth-century currents of political thought. A major reassessment of this neglected figure, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future sheds new light on Ferguson as a serious critic, rather than an advocate, of the Enlightenment belief in liberal progress. Unlike the philosophes who looked upon Europe’s growing prosperity and saw confirmation of a utopian future, Ferguson saw something else: a reminder of Rome’s lesson that egalitarian democracy could become a self-undermining path to dictatorship.Ferguson viewed the…    
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Book details

List price: $50.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/18/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Montesquieu and the Unfree Republic
Military Government and Empire in the Scottish Enlightenment
Ferguson and the Moral Foundations of Civil Society
Trajectories of the Modern Commercial State
Britain's Future in a Roman Mirror
Civil-Military Union and the Modern State
Revolution and Modern Republicanism
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Notes
Index