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Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics: Lectures and Papers on Natural Religion, Self-government, Natural Jurisprudence and the Law of Nations

Reid, Thomas and Haakonssen, Knud (Editor)

Verlag: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2007
ISBN 10: 0271032294 / ISBN 13: 9780271032290
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Titel: Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics: Lectures ...

Verlag: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: Boards

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Unused pristine first edition bound in green boards with gilt title on spine.Dust jacket is unclipped, pristine, and protected in removable mylar. Reid (1710-96) succeeded Adam Smith as Professor of Moral Philosophy, following in the tradition of Protestant natural law. Editor Haakonssen has written extensively on the philosophy of the Enlightenment. 404 pages includes index, bibliography. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2080136772

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The pervasiveness of Protestant natural law in the early modern period and its significance in the Scottish Enlightenment have long been recognized. This book reveals that Thomas Reid (1710?1796)?the great contemporary of David Hume and Adam Smith?also worked in this tradition. When Reid succeeded Adam Smith as professor of moral philosophy in Glasgow in 1764, he taught a course covering pneumatology, practical ethics, and politics. This section on practical ethics took its starting point from the system of natural law and rights published by Francis Hutcheson. Knud Haakonssen has reconstructed it here for the first time from Reid?s manuscript lectures and papers, and it provides a considerable addition to our understanding not only of Reid but also of the thought of the Scottish Enlightenment and of the education system of the time. The present work is a revised version of a work first published by Princeton University Press in 1990, which has long been out of print.

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Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History, University of Sussex, and the General Editor of the Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid.

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