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A System of Moral Philosophy (Continuum Classic Texts) Paperback – March 1, 2006

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ISBN-13: 978-0826488152 ISBN-10: 0826488153

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'Of the countless reprints of Scottish Enlightenment works that Thoemmes has given us..., none is more welcome than this. The posthumous System was not only Hutcheson's own last word on the full range of topics that he included under the rubric "moral philosophy", but also a monumental event in the book history of the Scottish Enlightenment itself.' - Newsletter of the 18th-Century Scottish Studies Society

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  • Series: Continuum Classic Texts
  • Paperback: 810 pages
  • Publisher: Thoemmes (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826488153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826488152
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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By Iain Esslemont on November 13, 2012
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Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) was one of the leading philosophers of the 'Scottish Enlightenment'. He was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University for the sixteen years before his death, and influenced such people as the economist Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, Thomas Reid, Lord Kames, and Edward Synge. The American politician, Thomas Jefferson, was sufficiently impressed by Hutcheson's teachings that he introduced into the American Declaration of Independence the phrase 'the pursuit of happiness', which Hutcheson believed was a human aim. 'A System of Moral Philosophy', as a textbook for government, human responsibility,and the justice system, is as relevant today as it was when it was written. As this edition is printed in the format of the eighteenth century, where the letter 's' looks like an 'f', it is a little harder to read, but it is worth-while reading all the same.
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