Adam Ferguson (philosopher)
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Who is Adam Ferguson?
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." His most well known work is his Essay on the History of Civil Society.
- also known as 亚当·福格森; Фергюсон, Адам
- born on (292 years ago) in Logierait
- ethnicity: Scottish people
- nationality: Scotland
- profession: Philosopher, chaplain
- died on (198 years ago) in St Andrews
- written works: "Institutes Of Moral Philosophy", "Ferguson", "The History Of The Progress And Termination Of The Roman Republic V5", "An Essay on the History of Civil Society", "Remarks on a pamphlet lately published by Dr. Price", "Principles of moral and political science, 1792", "Correspondence of Adam Ferguson", "The morality of stage-plays seriously considered", "Grundsaetze der Moralphilosophie", "Sister Peg", "Analysis of pneumatics and moral philosophy"
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