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. The Idea of a Commercial Society

Christopher J. Berry

in The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645329
eISBN:
9780748693788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645329.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The core of the Scots’ idea of a commercial society is that is a ‘society’ not a polity or clan, even though it contains governments and families. These latter two are component parts of the ... More


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