18th century Scottish philosopher and historian
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    Adam Ferguson, FRSE, also known as Ferguson of Raith (20 June 1723 - 22 February 1816), was a Scottish philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment.


    UpdFerguson, Adam (1723-1816), by Ronald Hamowy, The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, 15 Aug 2008
    Biographical essay
    "Adam Ferguson was among the most original and important thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment. He, together with Adam Smith and David Hume, contributed to shaping the philosophical underpinnings of British liberalism. ... It was during his tenure as professor of moral philosophy that three of his four most important works were published: the Essay on the History of Civil Society in 1767; the Institutes of Moral Philosophy, a synopsis of his lectures on moral philosophy, in 1769; and the History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic in 1783."
    Related Topics: Property, Society


    20 Jun 1723, in Perthshire, Scotland


    22 Feb 1816, in St. Andrews, Scotland


    UpdAdam Ferguson - Selected primary works.
    List of 24 primary works (various editions and some translations) and ten secondary works

    Books Authored

    UpdAn Essay on the History of Civil Society, 1767
    Partial contents: Of the General Characteristics of Human Nature - Of the History of Rude Nations - Of the History of Policy and Arts - Of the Consequences that result from the Advancement of Civil and Commercial Arts - Of Corruption and Political Slavery

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