Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment by Iain McDaniel

By Iain McDaniel

not like his contemporaries, who observed Europe’s prosperity as affirmation of a utopian destiny, the Scottish Enlightenment thinker Adam Ferguson observed a reminder of Rome’s lesson that egalitarian democracy may perhaps turn into a self-undermining route to dictatorship. it is a significant reassessment of a critic overshadowed this day via David Hume and Adam Smith.

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