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Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment
by Iain McDaniel
Harvard University Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-0-674-07296-1 | eISBN: 978-0-674-07526-9
Library of Congress Classification JC83.M35 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 321.86

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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