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Haakonssen, Knud 1947-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 463 publications in 6 languages and 12,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Commentator, Originator
Classifications: BJ1005, 170
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Most widely held works by Knud Haakonssen
A Culture of rights : the Bill of Rights in philosophy, politics, and law--1791 and 1991 by Michael James Lacey( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Adam Smith by Knud Haakonssen( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adam Smith is best known as the founder of scientific economics and as an early proponent of the modern market economy. Political economy, however, was only one part of Smith's comprehensive intellectual system. Consisting of a theory of mind and its functions in language, arts, science, and social intercourse, Smith's system was a towering contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment. His ideas on social intercourse, in fact, also served as the basis for a moral theory that provided both historical and theoretical accounts of law, politics, and economics. This companion volume provides an up-to-date examination of all aspects of Smith's thought. Collectively, the essays take into account Smith's multiple contexts - Scottish, British, European, Atlantic, biographical, institutional, political, philosophical - and they draw on all his works, including student notes from his lectures. Pluralistic in approach, the volume provides a contextualist history of Smith, as well as direct philosophical engagement with his ideas."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The science of a legislator : the natural jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith by Knud Haakonssen( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the methods of the modern philosopher with those of the historian of ideas, Knud Haakonssen presents an interpretation of the philosophy of law which Adam Smith developed out of - and partly in response to - David Hume's theory of justice. While acknowledging that the influences on Smith were many and various, Dr Haakonssen suggests that the decisive philosophical one was Hume's analysis of justice in A Treatise of Human Nature and the second Enquiry. He therefore begins with a thorough investigation of Hume, from which he goes on to show the philosophical originality of Smith's new form of natural jurisprudence. At the same time, he provides an over all reading of Smith's social and political thought, demonstrating clearly the exact links between the moral theory of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, the Lectures on Jurisprudence, and the sociohistorical theory of The Wealth of Nations. This is the first full analysis of Adam Smith's jurisprudence; it emphasizes its normative and critical function, and relates this to the psychological, sociological, and histroical aspects which hitherto have attracted most attention. Dr Haakonssen is critical of both purely descriptivist and utilitarian interpretations of Smith's moral and political philosophy, and demonstrates the implausibility of regarding Smith's view of history as pseudo-economic or 'materialist'
Natural law and moral philosophy : from Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment by Knud Haakonssen( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major contribution to the history of philosophy provides the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available, sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and contractarianism, and offers an extensive study of the Scottish Enlightenment. The time span covered is considerable: from the natural law theories of Grotius and Suárez in th early seventeenth century to the American Revolution and the beginnings of utilitarianism. After a detailed survey of modern natural law theory, the book focuses on the Scottish Enlightenment and its European and American connections. Knud Haakonssen explains the relationship between natural law and civic humanist republicanism, and he shows the relevance of these ideas for the understanding of David Hume and Adam Smith. The result is a completely revised background to modern ideas of liberalism and communitarianism"--Unedited summary from book cover
The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century philosophy by Knud Haakonssen( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than thirty eminent scholars from nine different countries have contributed to The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy - the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of the subject available in English. For the eighteenth century the dominant concept in philosophy was human nature and so it is around this concept that the work is centered. This allows the contributors to offer both detailed explorations of the epistemological, metaphysical and ethical themes that continue to stand at the forefront of philosophy, and to voice a critical attitude to the historiography behind this emphasis in philosophical thought. At the same time there is due sensitivity to historical context with particular emphasis on the connections between philosophy, science, and theology. This judiciously balanced, systematic, and comprehensive account of the whole of Western philosophy in the period will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, intellectual historians, theologians, political theorists, historians of science and literary scholars."--Publisher's website
Political essays by David Hume( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hume is commonly known as one of the greatest philosophers to write in English. He was also one of the foremost political and economic theorists and one of the finest historians of the eighteenth century. His political essays reflect the entire range of his intellectual engagement with politics - as political philosophy, political observation and political history - and function as an extension of and supplement to works such as his Treatise of Human Nature and his History of England. The twenty-seven most important essays are presented in this fully annotated edition, together with excerpts from the History of England which illuminate their context. This major addition to the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, philosophy and the history of ideas
Enlightenment and religion : rational dissent in eighteenth-century Britain( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reassesses the relationship between Enlightenment and religion in England. It has long been accepted that liberal, rational dissenters developed an Enlightenment agenda, but most literature on this topic is out of date. These interdisciplinary essays provide a fresh analysis of rational dissent within English Enlightenment culture from a variety of viewpoints. Its wide perspective and new research make Enlightenment and Religion an important and original contribution to eighteenth-century studies
The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) presents an original idea of a general system of morals, and is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. It presents a theory of the imagination which Smith derived from David Hume but which encompasses an idea of sympathy that in some ways is more sophisticated than anything in Hume's philosophy. By means of sympathy and the mental construct of an impartial spectator, Smith formulated highly original theories of conscience, moral judgement and the virtues. The enduring legacy of his work is its reconstruction of the Enlightenment idea of a moral, or social, science encompassing both political economy and the theory of law and government. This volume offers a new edition of the text with clear and helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context."--Jacket
Practical ethics : being lectures and papers on natural religion, self-government, natural jurisprudence, and the law of nations by Thomas Reid( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the originator of the Scottish school of "common sense" philosophy and the foremost contemporary critic of David Hume's moral skepticism, Thomas Reid (1710-1796) played a hitherto unknown role in applying the tradition of natural law to morality and politics. When Reid succeeded Adam Smith as professor of moral philosophy in Glasgow in 1764, he taught a course covering pneumatology (theory of mind), practical ethics, and politics. In presenting for the first time the philosopher's manuscript lectures and papers on practical ethics, Knud Haakonssen shows how these writings not only add depth to Reid's criticism of Hume but also clarify his own social, moral, and political thought. As a whole, Reid's Practical Ethics constitutes a most significant addition of source material for the study of the Scottish Enlightenment. The papers assembled here demonstrate the extent to which the moral philosophy of the Enlightenment was influenced by natural jurisprudence. At the same time they reveal Reid's involvement with republican, utopian, and radical themes and elucidate the relations between religion and politics in the Enlightenment. Haakonssen's introduction is the first substantial systematic treatment of Reid's moral-political thought, connecting it with his general philosophy and setting it in the context of his life and time
Index to the works of Adam Smith by Knud Haakonssen( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive, analytical index to the Glasgow Edition of the Works of Adam Smith includes: Smith's original indexes, authorities cited by him, cross references to his own writings, and more. It should prove an invaluable tool for Smith scholars
Essays on the intellectual powers of man by Thomas Reid( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Thomas Reid's Essays on the intellectual powers of man provides both a critically edited text of the work and the complete manuscript evidence relating to its composition
Grotius, Pufendorf, and modern natural law( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern natural law commonly means a tradition in moral, political and legal pilosophy that began early in the seventeenth century and petered out some time in the eighteenth century, varying from country to country. It is also generally accepted that this tradition was a fruit of Protestantism, albeit one that had influence both on Catholic natural law teaching and, not least, on the thought of the French Enlightenment."
Thomas Reid on practical ethics : lectures and papers on natural religion, self-government, natural jurisprudence and the law of nations by Thomas Reid( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pervasiveness of Protestant natural law in the early modern period and its significance in the Scottish Enlightenment have long been recognised. This book reveals that Thomas Reid (1710-1796)? the great contemporary of David Hume and Adam Smith? also worked in this tradition. When Reid succeeded Adam Smith as professor of moral philosophy in Glasgow in 1764, he taught a course covering pneumatology, practical ethics, and politics. This section on practical ethics took its starting point from the system of natural law and rights published by Francis Hutcheson. Knud Haakonssen has reconstr
Essays on the active powers of man 1788 by Thomas Reid( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by the 18th-century philosopher Thomas Reid, with notes and commentary. Included discussions of epistemology, ethics, free will, moral psychology and meta-ethics"--Provided by publisher
Adam Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of liberalism : essays on John Locke, Adam Smith, and John Stuart Mill( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Reid on society and politics : papers and lectures by Thomas Reid( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of manuscripts on political, economic, and social issues by the eighteenth-century philosopher Thomas Reid, with notes and commentary"--Provided by publisher
The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century philosophy( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century philosophy by Knud Haakonssen( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of the eighteenth-century philosophy available in English
Thomas Reid - Essays on the Active Powers of Man by Thomas Reid( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reid's last major work, The Active Powers shows how principles of Common Sense are involved in volition, action and the ability to judge morally. Reid gives an original twist to a libertarian and realist tradition that was prominently represented in eighteenth-century British thought by such thinkers as Samuel Clarke and Richard Price
 
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A Culture of rights : the Bill of Rights in philosophy, politics, and law--1791 and 1991
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The Cambridge companion to Adam SmithThe science of a legislator : the natural jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam SmithNatural law and moral philosophy : from Grotius to the Scottish EnlightenmentThe Cambridge history of eighteenth-century philosophyPolitical essaysEnlightenment and religion : rational dissent in eighteenth-century BritainThe theory of moral sentimentsPractical ethics : being lectures and papers on natural religion, self-government, natural jurisprudence, and the law of nations