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Kames, Henry Home Lord 1696-1782

Works: 380 works in 1,819 publications in 6 languages and 21,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Miscellanea  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Editor, Correspondent, Former owner
Classifications: AC4, 170
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Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )
318 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 3,533 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( )
185 editions published between 1774 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book provides a history of humankind in society and the sciences. Specifically, government, military, public policy in relation to the poor, and cities are detailed. The origin and progress of the American nations are examined. Reason is discussed. Accounts of Aristotle's logic, the remaining books of the Organon are appended. The utility of logic and the means of its improvement are addressed. Morality, and theology are discussed. The volume concludes with a presentation of issues concerning Scotland." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion several essays added concerning the proof of a deity by Henry Home Kames( Book )
125 editions published between 1751 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 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."--BOOK JACKET
The gentleman farmer being an attempt to improve agriculture, by subjecting it to the test of rational principles by Henry Home Kames( )
66 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and Irish and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of equity by Henry Home Kames( )
66 editions published between 1760 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,242 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"--
Historical law tracts by Henry Home Kames( )
58 editions published between 1758 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to the art of thinking by Henry Home Kames( )
55 editions published between 1761 and 2005 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loose hints upon education, chiefly concerning the culture of the heart by Henry Home Kames( )
38 editions published between 1781 and 2000 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elucidations respecting the common and statute law of Scotland by Henry Home Kames( )
26 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of criticism. With the author's last corrections and additions by Henry Home Kames( )
27 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress of flax-husbandry in Scotland by Henry Home Kames( )
13 editions published between 1766 and 2005 in English and French and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sketches of the history of Man. Considerably improved in a third edition. In two volumes. by Henry Home Kames( )
13 editions published in 1779 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays upon several subjects in law sciz. justertii, beneficium cedendarum actionum, vinco vincentem, prescription by Henry Home Kames( )
10 editions published between 1732 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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