An Essay on the History of Civil Society by Adam Ferguson 1723-1816

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Post by soupy » May 16th, 2019, 5:38 pm

An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Eighth Edition by Adam Ferguson 1723-1816
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Whatever proofs we may have of the social disposition of man in familiar and contiguous scenes, it is possibly of importance, to draw our observations from the examples of men who live in the simplest condition, and who have not learned to affect what they do not actually feel.
Ferguson was sympathetic to traditional societies, such as the Highlands, for producing courage and loyalty. He criticized commercial society as making men weak, dishonourable and unconcerned for their community. Ferguson has been called "the father of modern sociology" for his contributions to the early development of the discipline. His most well known work is his Essay on the History of Civil Society.

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