Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Adam Ferguson FRSE, also known as Ferguson of Raith was a Scottish philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment. Ferguson was sympathetic to traditional societies, such as the Highlands, for producing courage and loyalty. He criticized commercial society as making men weak, dishonourable and unconcerned for their community. Ferguson has been called the father of modern sociology.

Source/Notes: PART III, SECTION I - An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Eighth Edition

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Source/Notes: PART I, SECTION III - An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Eighth Edition

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