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By Alexander Broadie

ISBN-10: 1906566518

ISBN-13: 9781906566517

Scotland has performed an enormous position in ecu excessive tradition throughout the centuries, and between its cultural hyperlinks none were more than people with France. This ebook exhibits that the hyperlinks with France stretch again deep into the center a while, and proceed and not using a holiday into the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment. in a single means or one other the entire significant figures of the Scottish Enlightenment have been in shut relation to France, and even though this publication attends to the wide photograph of the cultural hyperlinks binding the 2 international locations, the focal point is on convinced members, specifically David Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson, and likely in their French opposite numbers reminiscent of Montesquieu, Madame de Condorcet, Victor Cousin and Theodore Jouffroy. renowned one of the components lower than dialogue are scepticism and customary experience, morality and the function of sympathy, and civil society and the query of what constitutes sturdy citizenship. The booklet may still entice all with an curiosity within the wide sweep of Scottish cultural background and extra fairly within the country's Age of Enlightenment and its hyperlinks with France.

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