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By Alexander Broadie

Scotland has performed a massive function in ecu excessive tradition during the centuries, and between its cultural hyperlinks none were more than people with France. This booklet indicates that the hyperlinks with France stretch again deep into the center a long time, and proceed with no holiday into the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment. in a single method or one other all the significant figures of the Scottish Enlightenment have been in shut relation to France, and although this publication attends to the wide photo of the cultural hyperlinks binding the 2 nations, the point of interest is on convinced contributors, in particular David Hume, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson, and sure in their French opposite numbers equivalent to Montesquieu, Madame de Condorcet, Victor Cousin and Theodore Jouffroy. popular one of the parts below dialogue are scepticism and customary experience, morality and the function of sympathy, and civil society and the query of what constitutes strong citizenship. The publication should still attract all with an curiosity within the wide sweep of Scottish cultural background and extra really within the country's Age of Enlightenment and its hyperlinks with France.

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