The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

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This is the first exposition of how Enlightenment thinkers viewed this idea that shapes the world today. The Scottish Enlightenment was the first intellectual movement to view commercial society as a distinct and distinctive social formation - one that still shapes our everyday lives. Christopher Berry explains 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 is the first book to ...

The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment 2015, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781474404716

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The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment 2013, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748645329

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