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“Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.?—Adam Ferguson
During the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, and other lesser thinkers described a theory of spontaneously generated social order. Ronald Hamowy discusses their contributions to this significant area of social theory, noting that the revolutionary aspect of these philosophers? thoughts was “the proposition that social phenomena of a high degree of intricacy are not the product of intentional design.?
Hamowy shows that Hume is best known for his application of the theory to justice, developing it most thoroughly in the Treatise of Human Nature. Adam Smith?s first treatment of it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiment, published before the significant Wealth of Nations. There Smith uses it to explain the development of general rules that compose the moral fabric of societies.
All of these thinkers used their notion of spontaneously generated social order to explain systems of moral rules and social systems. In addition Adam Ferguson and David Hume applied the theory to language, as well as to economic development.
L'autore: Ronald Hamowy is Professor of History, University of Alberta, Canada.
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Descrizione libro Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. No Jacket. Ex-library with the usual features. The interior is clean and tight. Binding and cover are good. This is a soft cover book that has been rebound in a hard cardboard library binding. 65 pages. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 122866
Descrizione libro Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP72965947
Descrizione libro Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. Paperback. 65pp. Light chipping to covers, else very good clean & tight condition. Codice libro della libreria 202556
Descrizione libro Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0809313839