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Stewart, Dugald 1753-1828

Works: 778 works in 2,530 publications in 4 languages and 16,756 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Essays  Records and correspondence  Business correspondence  Personal correspondence  Sources  Bibliography  Academic theses  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, wst, Collector, Correspondent, Dedicator, Adapter
Classifications: HB161, 330
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Elements of the philosophy of the human mind by Dugald Stewart( Book )

264 editions published between 1792 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses the nature and object of the philosophy of the human mind. Topics discussed include the following: (1) external perception; (2) attention; (3) conception; (4) abstraction; (5) the association of ideas; (6) the influence of association in regulating the succession of thoughts; (7) the influence of association on the intellectual power; and (8) memory and imagination." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Philosophical essays by Dugald Stewart( )

56 editions published between 1810 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In selecting the subjects of the Essays contained in the First Part of this volume, I have had a view chiefly to the correction of some mistaken opinions concerning the origin of our Knowledge (or, to use the more common phraseology, concerning the origin of our Ideas) which, as they are naturally suggested by certain figurative modes of speaking, sanctioned by the highest authorities, are apt to warp the judgment in studying the most elementary principles of abstract science. The Essays which fill up the rest of the volume have no necessary dependence on the disquisitions to which they are subjoined; and may perhaps be read with some interest by readers who have little relish for scholastic controversy* The choice, however, even of these, was not altogether arbitrary ; as, I trust, will appear evident to such as may honour the whole series with an attentive perusal."
The philosophy of the active & moral powers of man by Dugald Stewart( )

63 editions published between 1828 and 2016 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man</xh:i> came from the press in the spring of 1828, a few weeks before the author's death. An unfriendly and severe critic in the <xh:i>Penny Cyclopædia</xh:i> admits, in respect to this treatise, that it is "by far the least exceptionable of his works. It is more systematic, and contains more new truths, than any of his metaphysical writings; and his long acquaintance with the world and with letters enabled him to suggest many obvious but overlooked analyses." The author begins his Preface by apologizing for "the large and perhaps disproportionate space" allotted by him to the evidence and doctrines of natural religion. This part, making nearly one third of the whole, has been omitted in the present edition, as being out of place here, however excellent in itself. Other retrenchments have also been made in respect to unimportant details, in order to find room, without transgressing the prescribed limits, for some additional notes and illustrations. The latter, which are indicated by brackets, or otherwise, as they occur, consist almost exclusively of extracts from living or late writers, or references to them, and are inserted with a view to mark whatever progress has been made or attempted in ethical speculation since Mr. Stewart's day. Some changes have been made in the distribution and numbering of the chapters and sections, and sub-sections have been introduced for the first time. The use of the latter in giving a more distinct impression of the successive steps in the argument or exposition, no practised teacher will fail to appreciate. The Latin and Greek citations in the text are translated in the present edition, where this had not been done by the author. The translations are taken, for the most part, from common sources, without particular acknowledgment, the only object being to fit the work for more general and convenient use as a text-book"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

24 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of moral philosophy by Dugald Stewart( Book )

110 editions published between 1793 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My principal object in this publication is to exhibit such a view of the arrangement of my Lectures as may facilitate the studies of those to whom they are addressed. In a course which employs more than five months, and which necessarily includes a great variety of disquisitions, it is difficult for a hearer to retain a steady idea of the train of thought leading from one subject to another; and, of consequence, the lectures, by assuming the appearance of detached discourses, are in danger of losing the advantages arising from connection and method. The following Outlines will, I hope, not only obviate this inconvenience, but will allow me in future a greater latitude of illustration and digression than I could have indulged myself in with propriety so long as my students were left to investigate the chain of my doctrines by their own reflections"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Esquisses de la philosophie morale by Dugald Stewart( )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait : "Toutes les recherches philosophiques, quelle que soit leur nature, et toute cette connaissance pratique qui dirige notre conduite dans la vie, supposent un ordre établi dans la succession des événements. Autrement, l'observation du passé serait stérile, et nous ne pourrions rien en conclure pour l'avenir."
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )

17 editions published between 1799 and 1814 in German and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erschienen 1776, also vor rund 240 Jahren, gilt : er Wohlstand der Nationen9 nach wie vor als einer der einflussreichsten Texte der Neuzeit, als Geburtsstunde der modernen Volkswirtschaftslehre. Adam Smith (1723-1790) hat hier zentrale Konzepte der Ökonomie wie etwa die Theorie des freien Marktes oder der Arbeitsteilung entscheidend geprägt.>>Die unsichtbare Hand<<wurde zum geflügelten Wort. Diese von Georg von Wallwitz auf die zeitlos gültigen Inhalte komprimierte Ausgabe lädt dazu ein, den Standardtext der Wirtschaftswissenschaft neu oder wieder zu entdecken. (Quelle:
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1818 and 1980 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Thomas Reid, D.D., now fully collected, with selections from his unpublished letters by Thomas Reid( Book )

42 editions published between 1845 and 1986 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart( Book )

23 editions published between 1827 and 1978 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of moral philosophy, for the use of students in the University of Edinburgh by Dugald Stewart( )

40 editions published between 1793 and 2018 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Thomas Reid : with an account of his life and writings by Thomas Reid( Book )

14 editions published between 1813 and 1975 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical memoir of Adam Smith by Dugald Stewart( Book )

17 editions published between 1811 and 1966 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of the active and moral powers of man ... to which is prefixed, part second of the Outlines of moral philosophy with many new and important additions by Dugald Stewart( )

30 editions published between 1828 and 2016 in English and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I published for the use of my students, in November 1793, a small Manual, under the title of Outlines of Moral Philosophy, which I afterwards used as a text-book as long as I continued to give lectures in the University. The second part of this Manual contains the same principles, expressed nearly in the same words, with the present publication, in which these principles are much more fully expanded, illustrated, and defended. My attention was thus imperatively called to this part of my course in a greater degree than to any other, by the aspect of the times when I entered upon the duties of my office as Professor of Moral Philosophy.--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Dissertations on the history of metaphysical and ethical, and of mathematical and physical science by Dugald Stewart( )

23 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When I ventured to undertake the task of contributing a Preliminary Dissertation to the Encyclopædia Britannica, my original intention was, after the example of Jean le Rond D'Alembert, to have begun with a general survey of the various departments of human knowledge. The outline of such a survey, sketched by the comprehensive genius of Francis Bacon, together with the corrections and improvements suggested by his illustrious disciple, would, I thought, have rendered it comparatively easy to adapt their intellectual map to the present advanced state of the sciences; while the unrivalled authority which their united work has long maintained in the republic of letters, would, I flattered myself, have softened those criticisms which might be expected to be incurred by any similar attempt of a more modern hand. On a closer examination, however, of their labours, I found myself under the necessity of abandoning this design. Doubts immediately occurred to me with respect to the justness of their logical views, and soon terminated in a conviction that these views are radically and essentially erroneous. Instead, therefore, of endeavouring to give additional currency to speculations which I conceived to be fundamentally unsound, I resolved to avail myself of the present opportunity to point out their most important defects;--defects which, I am nevertheless very ready to acknowledge, it is much more easy to remark than to supply. The critical strictures which, in the course of this discussion, I shall have occasion to offer on my predecessors, will, at the same time, account for my forbearing to substitute a new map of my own, instead of that to which the names of Bacon and D'Alembert have lent so great and so well-merited a celebrity; and may perhaps suggest a doubt, whether the period be yet arrived for hazarding again, with any reasonable prospect of success, a repetition of their bold experiment. For the length to which these strictures are likely to extend, the only apology I have to offer is the peculiar importance of the questions to which they relate, and the high authority of the writers whose opinions I presume to controvert. It is necessary to comprehend, in one general scheme, all the various departments of study; to arrange them into proper classes; and to point out their mutual relations and dependencies. Such a scheme is sometimes likened by D'Alembert to a map or chart of the intellectual world; sometimes to a Genealogical or Encyclopedical Tree, indicating the manifold and complicated affinities of those studies, which, however apparently remote and unconnected, are all the common offspring of the human understanding. For executing successfully this chart or tree, a philosophical delineation of the natural progress of the mind may (according to D'Alembert) furnish very useful lights"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on political economy by Dugald Stewart( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the discovery and conquest of America by William Robertson( Book )

41 editions published between 1826 and 2018 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of moral sentiments : or, An essay towards an analysis of the principles by which men naturally judge concerning the conduct and character, first of their neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added, a dissertation on the origin of languages by Adam Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The science of Ethics has been divided by modern writers into two parts; the one comprehending the theory of Morals, and the other its practical doctrines. The questions about which the former is employed, are chiefly the two following: First, By what principle of our constitution are we led to form the notion of moral distinctions;--whether by that faculty which, in the other branches of human knowledge, perceives the distinction between truth and falsehood; or by a peculiar power of perception (called by some the Moral Sense) which is pleased with one set of qualities, and displeased-with another? Secondly, What is the proper object of moral approbation? or, in other words, What is the common quality or qualities belonging to all the different modes of virtue? Is it benevolence; or a rational sell-love; or a disposition (resulting from the ascendancy of Reason over Passion) to act suitably to the different relations in which we are placed? These two questions seem to exhaust the whole theory of Morals. The scope of the one is to ascertain the origin of our moral ideas; that of the other, to refer the phenomena of moral perception to their most simple and general laws. The practical doctrines of morality comprehend all those rules of conduct which profess to point out the proper ends of human pursuit, and the most effectual means of attaining them; to which we may add all those literary compositions, whatever be their particular form, which have for their aim to fortify and animate our good dispositions, by delineations of the beauty, of the dignity, or of the utility of Virtue. I shall not inquire at present into the justness of this division. I shall only observe, that the words Theory and Practice are not, in this instance, employed in their usual acceptations"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Elements of mental philosophy by Thomas C Upham( Book )

5 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Dugald Stewart britisk matematikar

Dugald Stewart britisk matematiker

Dugald Stewart Brits wiskundige (1753-1828)

Dugald Stewart brittisk matematiker

Dugald Stewart filosofo britannico

Dugald Stewart filósofo e matemático britânico

Dugald Stewart schottischer Philosoph

Dugald Stewart Scottish philosopher and mathematician

Dugald Stewart skotský osvícenský filozof a matematik

Dugald Stewart szkocki filozof i matematyk

Steward, Dugald 1753-1828

Дугалд Стюарт шотландский философ

دوغالد ستيوارت

دوگالد استوارت ریاضی‌دان بریتانیایی

スチュアート, デュガルド

ステュアート, デューゴルド



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French (42)

German (17)

Italian (3)