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Kames, Henry Home Lord 1696-1782

Works: 479 works in 2,330 publications in 6 languages and 25,296 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Fables  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Editor, Former owner, Correspondent
Classifications: PN81, 192
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Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )

333 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With respect to the present undertaking, it is not the author's intention to compose a regular treatise upon each of the fine arts; but only, in general, to exhibit their fundamental principles, drawn from human nature, the true source of criticism. The fine arts are intended to entertain us, by making pleasant impressions; and, by that circumstance, are distinguished from the useful arts. But in order to make pleasant impressions, we ought to know what objects are naturally agreeable, and what naturally disagreeable. That subject is here attempted, as far as necessary for unfolding the genuine principles of the fine arts; and the author assumes no merit from his performance, but that of evincing that these principles, as well as every just rule of criticism, are founded upon the sensitive part of our nature. The author also attempts to explain the nature of Man, considered as a sensitive being capable of pleasure and pain"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Sketches of the history of man by Henry Home Kames( Book )

261 editions published between 1774 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Home, Lord Kames, was by nature an advocate for reform and improvement and stood at the heart of the modernising and liberalising movement now known as the Scottish Enlightenment. Kames's 'Sketches of the History of Man' draws together the concerns of many of his earlier works
Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion : several essays added concerning the proof of a deity by Henry Home Kames( Book )

132 editions published between 1751 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Home (1696-1782) has been called "perhaps the most complete 'Enlightenment man' among the eighteenth-century Scottish thinkers." Kinsman and friend of David Hume, mentor and patron of Adam Smith, John Millar, and Thomas Reid, he was a key figure in that circle of luminaries. He read law, was called to the bar in 1723, was raised to the Bench of the Court of Session in 1752, with the title Lord Kames (the name of his family estate), and joined the High Court of the Justiciary in 1763. Publishing broadly in law, history, philosophy, and criticism, Kames made significant contributions to the Enlightenment's science of human nature." "The Essays is commonly considered Kames's most important philosophical work. In the first part, he sets forth the principles and foundations of morality and justice, attacking Hume's moral skepticism and addressing the controversial issue of the freedom of human will. In the second part, Kames focuses on questions of metaphysics and epistemology to offer a natural theology in which the authority of the external senses is an important basis for belief in the Deity." "The text of this volume is based on the third edition of 1779, while the appendix presents substantial variant readings in the first and second editions."--Jacket
Principles of equity by Henry Home Kames( Book )

75 editions published between 1760 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Home, Lord Kames, was the complete "Enlightenment man," concerned with the full spectrum of human knowledge and its social use. However, as a lawyer and, after 1752, as a judge on the Court of Session in Edinburgh, he made many of his most distinctive contributions through his works on the nature of law and legal development. Principles of Equity, first published in 1760, is considered his most lasting contribution to jurisprudence and is still cited. In his jurisprudence, Kames specifically sought to explain the distinction between the nature of equity and common law and to address related questions, such as whether equity should be bound by rules and whether there should be separate courts of law and equity. Beginning with a general introduction on the rise and nature of equity, Principles of Equity is divided into three books. The first two, "theoretical," books examine the powers of a court of equity as derived from justice and from utility, the two great principles Kames felt governed equity. The third book aims to be more practical, showing the application of these powers to several subjects, such as bankrupts. Principles of Equity is significant as an example of the approach of an Enlightenment thinker to practical legal questions and as an early attempt to reduce law to principles. There is evidence that this book was well known in the formative years of the United States and that both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were familiar with Kames's treatise. Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment, was a judge in the supreme courts of Scotland and wrote extensively on morals, religion, education, aesthetics, history, political economy, and law, including natural law. His most distinctive contribution came through his works on the nature of law, where he sought to combine a philosophical approach with an empirical history of legal evolution. Michael Lobban is Professor of Legal History at Queen Mary, University of London. Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Centre for Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England"--
The gentleman farmer being an attempt to improve agriculture, by subjecting it to the test of rational principles by Henry Home Kames( Book )

97 editions published between 1776 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782) gained recognition as an advocate at the Scottish bar, and subsequently as a judge whose writings on the philosophy, theory and practice of the law were hugely influential. However, he also took great interest in agriculture, and his wife's inheritance of a large estate in 1766 particularly focused his energies. The first edition of this work, published in 1776, rapidly became popular: reissued here is the enlarged second edition of 1779. Kames makes it clear that 'there never was in Scotland a period more favourable to agriculture than the present'. He begins with necessary equipment and moves on to describe the preparation of the ground, and the appropriate crops to grow for feeding to humans or cattle. This thoroughly practical work ends with an appendix in which the 'imperfection of Scotch husbandry' and a proposal for 'a board for improving agriculture' are discussed
Historical law tracts by Henry Home Kames( Book )

67 editions published between 1758 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the art of thinking by Henry Home Kames( Book )

56 editions published between 1761 and 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays upon several subjects concerning British antiquities; viz. I. Introduction of the feudal law into Scotland. II. Constitution of Parliament. III. Honour. Dignity. IV. Succession or descent by Henry Home Kames( Book )

74 editions published between 1747 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose hints upon education : chiefly concerning the culture of the heart by Henry Home Kames( Book )

46 editions published between 1781 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of criticism : with the author's last corrections and additions by Henry Home Kames( Book )

27 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elucidations respecting the common and statute law of Scotland by Henry Home Kames( Book )

21 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress of flax-husbandry in Scotland by Henry Home Kames( Book )

14 editions published in 1766 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Home, Lord Kames by Arthur E McGuinness( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of Henry Home, Lord Kames by Henry Home Kames( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the petition of James Grange tenent in Milnjoan; by James Grange( Book )

1 edition published in 1748 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An essay on the causes of the variety of complexion and figure in the human species by Samuel Stanhope Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1790 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Although the following essay may seem, at first view, to propose nothing to itself but to amuse the public with a philosophical speculation; yet as its object is to establish the unity of the human species, by tracing its varieties to their natural causes, it has an obvious and intimate relation with religion, by bringing in science to confirm the verity of the Mosaic history. It has lately become a kind of cant with certain superficial smatterers in physical science to speak of revealed religion, and of the spirit of piety as being hostile to profound researches into nature, lest they should be found to contradict the dogmas of revelation. We see these men, likewise, with equal ignorance and vanity, contemptuously insinuate that the friends of piety are always ready to rest their opinions, not on well ascertained facts, but on the supposed authority of Heaven, to save them the pains, and the hazard of enquiries so dangerous to contented superstition. These self-dubbed naturalists, vain of their own faint shadow of knowledge, because they know so little, seem to have forgotten the existence of such men as Newton, or Boyle, Bacon or Mede, and a thousand others, equally distinguished for the depth of their enquiries into the mysteries of nature, and for their sublime and fervent piety towards its Author. Genuine philosophy has ever been found the friend of true religion. They are only spurious pretences to science which have wantonly arrayed themselves against the holy scriptures. In a question of that nature which is discussed in the following essay, I would be far from introducing the authority of religion to silence enquiry, and equally far would I be from making it a substitute for proof. I appeal to the evidence of facts, and to conclusions resulting from these facts which I trust every genuine disciple of nature will acknowledge to be legitimately drawn from her own fountain. From Natural Science, which has been cultivated with more than common ardor and success in the present age, she now forms her chief attacks against the doctrines, and the history of religion. And on this quarter she has pressed them with the greatest zeal. While others, therefore, are successfully defending the interior fortresses of religion, and extending her practical sway over the hearts of men, I thought that I might render a valuable service to the cause, by cooperating, in some degree, with those who are defending her outworks, and carrying their attacks into the enemy's camp"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Henry Homes Ästhetik und ihr Einfluss auf deutsche Ästhetiker by Joseph Wohlgemuth( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Sketches of the history of manEssays on the principles of morality and natural religion : several essays added concerning the proof of a deityPrinciples of equityHistorical law tracts