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- DescriptionExplains why Enlightenment thinkers considered commercial society to be wealthier and freer than earlier forms, and charts the arguments Scottish philosophers put forward for and against the idea. This book focuses on the Scottish Enlightenment's conception of commercial society, revealing it to be the movement's core idea.
- Author BiographyChristopher J. Berry is Professor Emeritus of Political Theory at Glasgow University, which he joined from 1970, from the LSE where he completed his doctorate. He is best known for his work on the Scottish Enlightenment and on the 'Idea of Luxury'. He has given invited keynote lectures on these themes in China, Japan, Chile, the US and in Europe. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- Author(s)Christopher J. Berry
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication31/07/2013
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Weight587 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
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