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The early reception of Hume’s theory of justice

James A. Harris

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the earliest responses to Hume’s account of justice, and gives particular attention to the responses of Henry Home (Lord Kames), Adam Smith, and Thomas Reid. Their obvious ... More


Newtonianism, Freethought, and Hume's Scottish Context

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume's Treatise has its origins in the distinct climate and environment of Scottish intellectual life. The question arises, therefore, to what extent the main debate concerning religion and ... More


Essays Moral and Political

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1739 and 1740, David Hume was not devoting himself exclusively to his first publication, but was actively laying plans to reach a more popular audience. Within a few months after his return to ... More


Drum Ecclesiastic

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In June 1751 David Hume wrote to Michael Ramsay in reference to Henry Home's recent Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion. Thus early began the campaign of the religiously zealous ... More


“Atheism” and Hume's Early Critics

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Although our own contemporaries are widely agreed that Hume's Treatise was largely unconcerned with problems and issues of religion (i.e. on the general assumption that he removed all such material ... More


The Ambition of Lord Kames’s Equity

Michael Lobban

in Law and History: Current legal Issues 2003 Volume 6

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264148
eISBN:
9780191698910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264148.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Henry Home, Lord Kames, produced the most important legal publications of the Scottish Enlightenment. His literary output, legal and philosophical, was prodigious, both before and after his ... More


Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist

Andreas Rahmatian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748676736
eISBN:
9781474412315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Lord Kames (Henry Home, 1696–1782) is one of the best known figures of the Scottish Enlightenment by name, and one of the least known in relation to his actual writings. He was a Scottish judge, ... More


The Scottish School of Common Sense Philosophy

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers a few ingredients that are arguably central to the common sense philosophy, and indicates some consequent problems concerning the question of membership of the Scottish school, ... More


Love of Country

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 7 takes up about 1769 to 1775, important years in the evolution of Franklin’s ideas about three matters: that agriculture rather than commerce was the foundation of a nation’s well-being; ... More


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