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Kames, Henry Home Lord 1696-1782

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Works: 594 works in 2,554 publications in 4 languages and 27,200 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Fables  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Editor, Correspondent, Former owner
Classifications: PN81, 192
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Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion : several essays added concerning the proof of a deity by Henry Home Kames( Book )

127 editions published between 1751 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 804 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
Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )

164 editions published between 1763 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work examines the Fine Arts and attempts to form a standard of taste, by unfolding those principles that ought to govern the taste of every individual. To refine our taste with respect to beauties of art or of nature, is scarce endeavoured in any seminary of learning; a lamentable defect, considering how early in life taste is susceptible of culture, and how difficult to reform it if unhappily perverted. To furnish materials for supplying that defect, was an additional motive for the present undertaking." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )

53 editions published between 1762 and 1970 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of the history of man by Henry Home Kames( Book )

76 editions published between 1774 and 1993 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of equity by Henry Home Kames( Book )

77 editions published between 1760 and 2014 in English and held by 449 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 )

66 editions published between 1758 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 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 )

86 editions published between 1776 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 339 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 )

77 editions published between 1761 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )

45 editions published between 1775 and 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of criticism by Henry Home Kames( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1781 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1785 and 1796 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select decisions of the Court of Session, from the year 1752 to the year 1768 by Great Britain( Book )

15 editions published between 1780 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of the history of man by Henry Home Kames( Book )

16 editions published in 1779 in English and held by 68 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion : several essays added concerning the proof of a deity
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English (1,135)

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Elements of criticismPrinciples of equityHistorical law tractsElements of criticism