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Essays on Church, State, and Politics Essays on Church, State, and Politics

Christian Thomasius

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

The essays selected here for translation derive largely from Thomasius’s work on Staatskirchenrecht, or the political jurisprudence of church law. These works, originating as disputations, theses, and pamphlets, were direct interventions in the unresolved issue of the political role of religion in Brandenburg-Prussia, a state in which a

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Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion

Henry Home, Lord Kames

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

The Essays is commonly considered Kames’s most important philosophical work. In the first part, he sets forth the principles and foundations of morality and justice, attacking Hume’s moral skepticism and addressing the controversial issue of the freedom of human will. In the second part, Kames focuses on questions of metaphysics and

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Logic, Metaphysics, and the Natural Sociability of Mankind Logic, Metaphysics, and the Natural Sociability of Mankind

Francis Hutcheson

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

Until the publication of this Liberty Fund edition, all but one of the works contained in Logic, Metaphysics, and the Natural Sociability of Mankind were available only in Latin. This milestone English translation will provide a general audience with insight into Hutcheson’s thought. In the words of the editors: “Hutcheson’s Latin texts in

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Natural Rights on the Threshold of the Scottish Enlightenment Natural Rights on the Threshold of the Scottish Enlightenment

Gershom Carmichael

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

Carmichael was a Scottish jurist and philosopher who became the first Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in 1727. His writings on natural rights theory, theology, and logic were very influential.

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Observations upon Liberal Education, in All its Branches  Observations upon Liberal Education, in All its Branches

George Turnbull

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Originally published in 1742 and presented here in its first modern edition, Observations upon Liberal Education is a significant contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment and the moral-sense school of Scottish philosophy. George Turnbull embodied these movements of ideas as much as his more famous contemporary Francis Hutcheson. In

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Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society

Samuel Pufendorf

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

Samuel Pufendorf’s Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion (published in Latin in 1687) is a major work on the separation of politics and religion. Written in response to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by the French king Louis XIV, Pufendorf contests the right of the sovereign to control the religion of his subjects, because state and

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Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, with A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, with A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Francis Hutcheson

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This Liberty Fund publication of Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria is a parallel edition of the English and Latin versions of a book designed by Hutcheson for use in the classroom. General Editor Knud Haakonssen remarks that “Hutcheson’s Institutio was written as a textbook for university students and it therefore covers a

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Sketches of the History of Man Sketches of the History of Man

Henry Home, Lord Kames

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

Henry Home, Lord Kames, was by nature an advocate for reform and improvement and stood at the heart of the modernizing and liberalizing movement now known as the Scottish Enlightenment. The reaction to his Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion was a defining moment in the establishment of the predominance of moderation in the

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Sketches of the History of Man Sketches of the History of Man

Henry Home, Lord Kames

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

Written late in his life, this 3 volume work deals with the idea of human progress. Vol. 1 deals with progress in property law, commerce, the treatment of women, and luxury. Vol. 2 deals with the development of states, government, and taxation. Vol. 3 deals with the progress of science.

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Sketches of the History of Man Sketches of the History of Man

Henry Home, Lord Kames

Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.

In the final book, Kames turns to an account of progress in the sciences of logic, morals, and theology. He seeks to vindicate the claim that “human understanding is in a progress towards maturity, however slow.” Throughout the entire work, Kames expounds on his fundamental hypothesis that at the beginning of the history of the human race,

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