The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment


A distinguished team of contributors examines the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Colin Maclaurin and other Scottish thinkers, in philosophy, natural theology, economics, anthropology, natural science and law. The contributors also relate the Scottish Enlightenment to its historical context and assess its impact and legacy in Europe, America and beyond. The volume is of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, theology, literature and the history of ideas.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Alexander Broadie
  • Roger Emerson
  • M. A. Stewart
  • Aaron Garrett
  • Paul Wood
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2003