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Kames, Henry Home Lord 1696-1782

Works: 457 works in 2,187 publications in 8 languages and 23,622 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Controversial literature  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 )

359 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,268 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 )

212 editions published between 1774 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion : several essays added concerning the proof of a deity by Henry Home Kames( Book )

116 editions published between 1751 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 767 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 )

89 editions published between 1760 and 2014 in English and German and held by 513 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( Book )

70 editions published between 1758 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentleman farmer : being an attempt to improve agriculture, by subjecting it to the test of rational principles by Henry Home Kames( Book )

82 editions published between 1776 and 2014 in English and Irish and held by 383 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
Introduction to the art of thinking by Henry Home Kames( Book )

63 editions published between 1761 and 2005 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1781 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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 )

30 editions published between 1747 and 1797 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six sketches on the history of man Containing, the progress of men as individuals. ... : With an appendix, concerning, the propagation of animals, and the care of their offspring. by Henry Home Kames( Book )

12 editions published in 1776 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decisions of the Court of Session, from its first institution to the present time. Abridged, and digested under proper heads, in form of a dictionary by Great Britain( Book )

13 editions published between 1741 and 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1766 and 2005 in English and French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays upon several subjects in law by Henry Home Kames( Book )

10 editions published between 1732 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries 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