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Forbes, Duncan

Works: 10 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 1,583 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC176.H9, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Duncan Forbes
The liberal Anglican idea of history by Duncan Forbes( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay, which won the Prince Consort Prize for 1950, treats of the revolutionary change in historical writing that followed the entry into England, early in the nineteenth century, of the ideas of Vico and of the German historical school. Chiefly through Coleridge's influence, eighteenth-century rationalist suppositions gave place in certain men to a fundamentally opposed, 'Romantic' philosophy, and so to a new kind of History. Mr. Forbes is particularly concerned with the part played in this revolution by the liberal Anglicans: Thomas Arnold, Headmaster of Rugby and Regius Professsor of Modern History at Oxford; Richard Whitely, Professor of Political Economy at Oxford and Archbishop of Dublin; Julius Charles Hare, disciple of Coleridge and translator (with Thirlwall) of Niebuhr's History of Rome; Connop Thirlwall, Bishop of St David's and author of the History of Greece; Henry Hart Milman, Professor of Poetry and Oxford and Dean of St Paul's; Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, pupil and biographer of Thomas Arnold, and Dean of Westminster. They have elsewhere been studied in the compartments of 'classical' and 'ecclesiastical' history. But it is fundamental to their outlook on Church and State that for them no such compartments existed, and their idea of History as a whole has hitherto lacked an English historian. This essay does much more than clarify technical problems in one of the various ideas of History embraced in Professor Toynbee's system. Mr. Forbes addresses his book to all students of nineteenth-century thought
The history of Great Britain: the reigns of James I and Charles I by David Hume( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hume's History of Great Britain, published in the middle of the eighteenth century, remained the standard work for well over a century. It is a masterpeice, even if its author is now better known for A treatise on human nature. Grounded on an almost sociological view of the 'progress of society', Hume's is perhaps the most European of all the classic narrative histories of Britain. Moreover it embraces far more than the merely political, and it was Adam Smith who pointed out that Hume was the first historian to deduce political effects from commercial and industrial causes. The volume, covering the years 1603-49, was the first to be written and was published as a self-contained entity. Hume's own view was that it was 'by far the best', because the subject admitted of 'greater nicety of reasoning and more acute distinctions'"--Page 4 of cover
Hume's philosophical politics by Duncan Forbes( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life before man : the story of fossils by Duncan Forbes( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines fossils and describes where to find them, how they got there, and how they help us reconstruct the animal life of ages past
An essay on the history of civil society, 1767 by Adam Ferguson( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Adam Ferguson and the idea of community by Duncan Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of Malaya by Duncan Forbes( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Liberal Anglican idea of history, by Duncan Forbes by Duncan Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les pensées de M. Forbes sur la religion naturelle et révélées traduites de l'anglais by Duncan Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1770 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lectures on the philosophy of world history by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel( )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Hegel's introduction to his lectures on the philosophy of history, based directly on the standard German edition by Johannes Hoffmeister, first published in 1955. The previous English translation, by J. Sibree, first appeared in 1857 and was based on the defective German edition of Karl Hegel, to which Hoffmeister's edition added a large amount of new material previously unknown to English readers, derived from earlier editors. In the introduction to his lectures, Hegel lays down the principles and aims which underlie his philosophy of history, and provides an outline of the philosophy of history itself. The comprehensive and voluminous survey of world history which followed the introduction in the original lectures is of less interest to students of Hegel's thought than the introduction, and is therefore not included in this volume
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Hume's philosophical politics
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