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Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist

Andreas Rahmatian


Lord Kames (Henry Home, 1696–1782) is one of the best known figures of the Scottish Enlightenment by name, and one of the least known in relation to his actual writings. He was a Scottish judge, jurist, philosopher of legal history, moral philosopher, reformer. He was the example of an erudite Enlightenment man and uomo universale. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of Lord Kames's thought, his thought processes, his lines of argument, and, most importantly, his conceptual connections of the areas of aesthetics, moral philosophy, social theory (including political philoso ... More

Keywords: Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish Enlightenment, Moral Philosophy, Property, Equity, Legal History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748676736
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Rahmatian, author
University of Glasgow