Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics

Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics

Lectures and Papers on Natural Religion, Self-government, Natural Jurisprudence and the Law of Nations

eBook - 2007
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Blackwell North Amer
The pervasiveness of Protestant natural law in the early modern period and its significance in the Scottish Enlightenment have long been recognised. This book reveals that Thomas Reid (1710-96) - the great contemporary of David Hume and Adam Smith - also worked in this tradition.

Oxford University Press
The pervasiveness of Protestant natural law in the early modern period and its significance in the Scottish Enlightenment have long been recognised. 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 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.

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, Ă2007
ISBN: 9780748630806
0748630805
0271032294
9780271032290
9780748617098
0748617094
Characteristics: 1 online resource (lxxxix, 404 pages)
Additional Contributors: Haakonssen, Knud 1947-

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