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The Influence of Smith’s Jurisprudence on Legal Education in Scotland

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the influence of Adam Smith's jurisprudence on legal education in Scotland. By the middle years of the eighteenth century, natural law thinking had come to dominate the moral ... More


Adventurous Spirits and Clamoring Sophists: Smith on the Problem of Risk in Political Economy

Emily C. Nacol

in An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Adam Smith's moral theory and political economy confront human ambivalence about risk, by now a permanent feature of the human condition. Smith's analysis of individuals, ... More


Ethics and the Science of Legislation: Legislators, Philosophers, and Courts in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines how the jurisprudence of the Scottish Enlightenment influenced the reform of the Court of Session and its procedure. It first provides an overview of legislation and courts in ... More


Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Rhetoric of Ridicule and Reform

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, considered the “philosopher” of the early women’s rights movement, has also been criticized for her elitism and racism. This chapter examines an early manuscript in which ... More


Harriet Martineau on the Theory and Practice of Democracy in America

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Close analysis of Harriet Martineau’s lengthy examination of American life, Society in America, and her methodological treatise, How to Observe: Morals and Manners, reveals that she adapts Adam ... More


Introduction: Political Theory and the Founding of American Feminism

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Path-breaking scholarship in women’s history has provided invaluable insight into the contributions of these seven women. Literature scholars have analyzed the theme of sympathy and its derivative, ... More


Facing the “Sledge Hammer of Truth”: Angelina Grimké and the Rhetoric of Reform

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 1837, Angelina Grimké and the education reformer Catherine Beecher engaged in a highly charged public interchange over the abolition of slavery and the rights of women. To explore her unique ... More


Spectating

Robin Holt

in Judgment and Strategy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199671458
eISBN:
9780191751158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199671458.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter weaves Kant’s concept of reflective judgment into Adam Smith’s conception of an inner person he called ‘the impartial spectator’. Smith argues that all trade (of the amiable and hence ... More


“Famous as a School for Law, as Edinburgh … for Medicine”: Legal Education in Glasgow, 1761–1801

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines legal education in the University of Glasgow during the period 1761–1801, focusing on John Millar's tenure as chair of Civil Law. Millar succeded Robert Davidson, who failed to ... More


Sophie de Grouchy, The Tradition(s) of Two Liberties, and the Missing Mother(s) of Liberalism

Eric Schliesser

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how Sophie de Grouchy (1764–1822) anticipates the famous modern-day distinction between positive and negative liberty in her late eighteenth-century writings. It is argued ... More


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