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By Alexander Broadie

ISBN-10: 1906566518

ISBN-13: 9781906566517

Scotland has performed an important position in eu excessive tradition in the course of the centuries, and between its cultural hyperlinks none were more than people with France. This e-book indicates that the hyperlinks with France stretch again deep into the center a long time, and proceed with no holiday into the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment. in a single approach 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 vast photo of the cultural hyperlinks binding the 2 nations, the focal point is on sure contributors, specifically David Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson, and sure in their French opposite numbers akin to 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 ebook should still entice all with an curiosity within the extensive sweep of Scottish cultural heritage and extra really within the country's Age of Enlightenment and its hyperlinks with France.

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