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Lord KamesLegal and Social Theorist$
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Andreas Rahmatian

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748676736

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.001.0001

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Lord Kames’s Influence on Some of the Founders of the United States

Lord Kames’s Influence on Some of the Founders of the United States

(p.316) XI Lord Kames’s Influence on Some of the Founders of the United States
Lord Kames

Andreas Rahmatian

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter concentrates on Kames's influence on Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Wilson. For Franklin, Kames was an original thinker with whom he could exchange ideas about art and American affairs. For Adams, Kames was an influential authority on law and legal science, as well as legal history, with a singularly critical stance towards the traditional feudal system. For Jefferson, Kames was an authoritative writer on law and an important influence in the shaping of Jefferson's own moral philosophy. Wilson made Kames a role model for young lawyers in a new American spirit. The chapter shows that Kames's thought influenced the thinking of these four founders of the United States more than has commonly been assumed.

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