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Adam Ferguson
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PART III, SECTION I - An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Eighth Edition
Adam Ferguson
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PART I, SECTION III - An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Eighth Edition
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PART I, SECTION V - An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Eighth Edition
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Born: June 20, 1723

Died: February 22, 1816 (aged 92)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: 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.

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