Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment by Iain McDaniel
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Mr. McDaniel adeptly presents Ferguson's thinking and places it in dialogue with luminaries such as Montesquieu, Rousseau and Adam Smith.
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Unlike his contemporaries, who saw Europe’s prosperity as confirmation of a utopian future, the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Ferguson saw a reminder of Rome’s lesson that egalitarian democracy could become a self-undermining path to dictatorship. This is a major reassessment of a critic overshadowed today by David Hume and Adam Smith.
 

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Iain McDaniel is Teaching Fellow in the History of Political Thought at University College LondonAuthor's home: St. Albans, Herts, United Kingdom
 
Published March 1, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 289 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Collins on Mar 24 2013

Mr. McDaniel adeptly presents Ferguson's thinking and places it in dialogue with luminaries such as Montesquieu, Rousseau and Adam Smith.

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