Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World

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How did a notoriously poor, alcoholic, violent and smelly town, consisting of 40,000 inhabitants, make such an impression on its age and on ours? So that Voltaire wrote, with more than a dash of malice that 'today it is from Scotland that we get rules of taste in all the arts, from epic poetry to gardening'? The leading lights of the Scottish Enlightenment - David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, William Cullen and James Hutton - transformed the way we treat our perceptions and feelings as well as mechanical processes, ...

Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World 2007, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781841586397

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Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World 2004, John Murray Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780719565441

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Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World 2003, John Murray Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780719554469

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