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PITHY QUOTE FROM Ferguson: Correspondence

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Ferguson on Voltaire: His common Salutation is qui veut voire une Ombre. Vous estes bien bon Monsieur-vous venez / voir un Mourant un Cadavre.

The Correspondence of Adam Ferguson. Volume 1, Letter 72: to William Robertson, November 1774

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The Correspondence of Adam Ferguson

ISBN: 978-1-57085-245-9

Language: English

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Adam Ferguson. Oil on canvas, by Sir Joshua Reynolds

List of Contents

Ferguson, Adam. The Correspondence of Adam Ferguson. Edited by Vincenzo Merolle, consulting editor Kenneth Wellesley, with an introduction by Jane B. Fagg. 2 volumes. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1995.


Editorial board:

  • Dr. Vincenzo Merolle is at the Department of Political Studies, University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.
  • Jane B. Fagg is McCain Professor in the Department of History at Lyon College, Arkansas.

Scholars maintaining the surge of interest in the Scottish Enlightenment and, in particular, the work of moral philosopher Adam Ferguson, will welcome this collection uniting previously unknown manuscripts from various libraries in Britain and the United States.

This work is very welcome, and will be a prominent addition to any collection in Scottish Enlightenment studies, as well as British and European intellectual history.

—Michael Kugler