Politics and Society in Scottish Thought

Politics and Society in Scottish Thought

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Scottish philosophers ponder the relationship between the market and a stable social order in seven essays from the second half of the 18th century. They cover the discovery of modern market society, governing the markets, and utopian imagination and radical reforms. Distributed in the US by Philosophy Documentation Center. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This volume illustrates the way political and social philosophers of 18th-century Scotland tried to answer the following question: ‘What is, and what ought to be, the relationship between the modern market and stable, desirable social order?’ The essays belong to the second half of the century and offer a snapshot of the achievements of Scots on political and social philosophy.The Scottish Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern social sciences. Its moral philosophers attempted to harmonize a modern market economy with ethics, social order, stable polity and the moral progress of the human race. Their very diversity, and the thoroughness and sincerity of their endeavours, make the works of Scottish philosophers relevant to peoples’ lives on every part of the earth in an age of globalization.
This volume illustrates the way political and social philosophers of 18th-century Scotland tried to answer the following question: ‘What is, and what ought to be, the relationship between the modern market and stable, desirable social order?’ The...

Publisher: Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, Va. : Imprint Academic, ©2007
ISBN: 9781845404093
1845404092
9781845404086
1845404084
0907845789
9781845404093
9780907845782
Characteristics: 1 online resource (204 pages)
Additional Contributors: Nagao, Shinichi

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