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Stewart, Dugald 1753-1828

Works: 535 works in 1,885 publications in 5 languages and 13,987 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Other, Creator, Collector
Classifications: HB161, 330.1
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Elements of the philosophy of the human mind by Dugald Stewart( Book )

204 editions published between 1792 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After an interval of more than twenty years, I venture to present to the public a Second Volume on the Philosophy of the Human Mind. When the preceding Part was sent to the press, I expected that a few short chapters would comprehend all that I had further to offer concerning the Intellectual Powers; and that I should be able to employ the greater part of this Volume in examining those principles of our constitution, which are immediately connected with the Theory of Morals. On proceeding, however, to attempt an analysis of Reason, in the more strict acceptation of that term, I found so many doubts crowding on me with respect to the logical doctrines then generally received, that I was forced to abandon the comparatively limited plan according to which I had originally intended to treat of the Understanding, and, in the mean time, to suspend the continuation of my work, till a more unbroken leisure should allow me to resume it with a less divided attention. The volume which I now publish is more particularly intended for the use of Academical Students; and is offered to them as a guide or assistant, at that important stage of their progress when, the usual course of discipline being completed, an inquisitive mind is naturally led to review its past attainments, and to form plans for its future improvement"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Outlines of moral philosophy, 1793 by Dugald Stewart( Book )

155 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My principal object in this publication is to exhibit such a view of the arrangement of my Lectures as may facilitate the studies of those to whom they are addressed. In a course which employs more than five months, and which necessarily includes a great variety of disquisitions, it is difficult for a hearer to retain a steady idea of the train of thought leading from one subject to another; and, of consequence, the lectures, by assuming the appearance of detached discourses, are in danger of losing the advantages arising from connection and method. The following Outlines will, I hope, not only obviate this inconvenience, but will allow me in future a greater latitude of illustration and digression than I could have indulged myself in with propriety so long as my students were left to investigate the chain of my doctrines by their own reflections"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The works of Thomas Reid, D.D., now fully collected, with selections from his unpublished letters by Thomas Reid( Book )

48 editions published between 1813 and 2009 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical essays by Dugald Stewart( Book )

51 editions published between 1810 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In selecting the subjects of the Essays contained in the First Part of this volume, I have had a view chiefly to the correction of some mistaken opinions concerning the origin of our Knowledge (or, to use the more common phraseology, concerning the origin of our Ideas) which, as they are naturally suggested by certain figurative modes of speaking, sanctioned by the highest authorities, are apt to warp the judgment in studying the most elementary principles of abstract science. The Essays which fill up the rest of the volume have no necessary dependence on the disquisitions to which they are subjoined; and may perhaps be read with some interest by readers who have little relish for scholastic controversy* The choice, however, even of these, was not altogether arbitrary ; as, I trust, will appear evident to such as may honour the whole series with an attentive perusal"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( Book )

29 editions published between 1817 and 1843 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory"--Wikipedia
The collected works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart( Book )

38 editions published between 1827 and 1994 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( Book )

61 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The science of Ethics has been divided by modern writers into two parts; the one comprehending the theory of Morals, and the other its practical doctrines. The questions about which the former is employed, are chiefly the two following: First, By what principle of our constitution are we led to form the notion of moral distinctions;--whether by that faculty which, in the other branches of human knowledge, perceives the distinction between truth and falsehood; or by a peculiar power of perception (called by some the Moral Sense) which is pleased with one set of qualities, and displeased-with another? Secondly, What is the proper object of moral approbation? or, in other words, What is the common quality or qualities belonging to all the different modes of virtue? Is it benevolence; or a rational sell-love; or a disposition (resulting from the ascendancy of Reason over Passion) to act suitably to the different relations in which we are placed? These two questions seem to exhaust the whole theory of Morals. The scope of the one is to ascertain the origin of our moral ideas; that of the other, to refer the phenomena of moral perception to their most simple and general laws. The practical doctrines of morality comprehend all those rules of conduct which profess to point out the proper ends of human pursuit, and the most effectual means of attaining them; to which we may add all those literary compositions, whatever be their particular form, which have for their aim to fortify and animate our good dispositions, by delineations of the beauty, of the dignity, or of the utility of Virtue. I shall not inquire at present into the justness of this division. I shall only observe, that the words Theory and Practice are not, in this instance, employed in their usual acceptations"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on political economy by Dugald Stewart( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of mental philosophy by Thomas C Upham( Book )

6 editions published between 1831 and 1974 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of the active and moral powers of man by Dugald Stewart( Book )

45 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man</xh:i> came from the press in the spring of 1828, a few weeks before the author's death. An unfriendly and severe critic in the <xh:i>Penny Cyclopædia</xh:i> admits, in respect to this treatise, that it is "by far the least exceptionable of his works. It is more systematic, and contains more new truths, than any of his metaphysical writings; and his long acquaintance with the world and with letters enabled him to suggest many obvious but overlooked analyses." The author begins his Preface by apologizing for "the large and perhaps disproportionate space" allotted by him to the evidence and doctrines of natural religion. This part, making nearly one third of the whole, has been omitted in the present edition, as being out of place here, however excellent in itself. Other retrenchments have also been made in respect to unimportant details, in order to find room, without transgressing the prescribed limits, for some additional notes and illustrations. The latter, which are indicated by brackets, or otherwise, as they occur, consist almost exclusively of extracts from living or late writers, or references to them, and are inserted with a view to mark whatever progress has been made or attempted in ethical speculation since Mr. Stewart's day. Some changes have been made in the distribution and numbering of the chapters and sections, and sub-sections have been introduced for the first time. The use of the latter in giving a more distinct impression of the successive steps in the argument or exposition, no practised teacher will fail to appreciate. The Latin and Greek citations in the text are translated in the present edition, where this had not been done by the author. The translations are taken, for the most part, from common sources, without particular acknowledgment, the only object being to fit the work for more general and convenient use as a text-book"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Dissertation first exhibiting a general view of the progress of metaphysical, ethical, and political philosophy since the revival of letters in Europe by Dugald Stewart( Book )

19 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Scottish philosophy of common sense by G. A Johnston( Book )

6 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical memoirs, of Adam Smith, LL. D., of William Robertson, D.D. and of Thomas Reid, D.D.; read before the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Now collected into one volume, with some additional notes by Dugald Stewart( Book )

24 editions published between 1811 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the life and writings of William Robertson by Dugald Stewart( Book )

31 editions published between 1778 and 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertations on the history of metaphysical and ethical, and of mathematical and physical science by Dugald Stewart( Book )

20 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When I ventured to undertake the task of contributing a Preliminary Dissertation to the Encyclopædia Britannica, my original intention was, after the example of Jean le Rond D'Alembert, to have begun with a general survey of the various departments of human knowledge. The outline of such a survey, sketched by the comprehensive genius of Francis Bacon, together with the corrections and improvements suggested by his illustrious disciple, would, I thought, have rendered it comparatively easy to adapt their intellectual map to the present advanced state of the sciences; while the unrivalled authority which their united work has long maintained in the republic of letters, would, I flattered myself, have softened those criticisms which might be expected to be incurred by any similar attempt of a more modern hand. On a closer examination, however, of their labours, I found myself under the necessity of abandoning this design. Doubts immediately occurred to me with respect to the justness of their logical views, and soon terminated in a conviction that these views are radically and essentially erroneous. Instead, therefore, of endeavouring to give additional currency to speculations which I conceived to be fundamentally unsound, I resolved to avail myself of the present opportunity to point out their most important defects; ?defects which, I am nevertheless very ready to acknowledge, it is much more easy to remark than to supply. The critical strictures which, in the course of this discussion, I shall have occasion to offer on my predecessors, will, at the same time, account for my forbearing to substitute a new map of my own, instead of that to which the names of Bacon and D'Alembert have lent so great and so well-merited a celebrity; and may perhaps suggest a doubt, whether the period be yet arrived for hazarding again, with any reasonable prospect of success, a repetition of their bold experiment. For the length to which these strictures are likely to extend, the only apology I have to offer is the peculiar importance of the questions to which they relate, and the high authority of the writers whose opinions I presume to controvert. It is necessary to comprehend, in one general scheme, all the various departments of study; to arrange them into proper classes; and to point out their mutual relations and dependencies. Such a scheme is sometimes likened by D'Alembert to a map or chart of the intellectual world; sometimes to a Genealogical or Encyclopedical Tree, indicating the manifold and complicated affinities of those studies, which, however apparently remote and unconnected, are all the common offspring of the human understanding. For executing successfully this chart or tree, a philosophical delineation of the natural progress of the mind may (according to D'Alembert) furnish very useful lights"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Essays on the active powers of the human mind by Thomas Reid( Book )

15 editions published between 1793 and 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the power of the human mind and the cognitive processes that take place through the use of our external senses. Among these cognitive processes is memory, which receives extensive coverage in the essays. The book also contains a preface section providing an account of the author's life and writings. This section is written by Dugald Stewart, who details the philosophy and publications of the deceased Thomas Reid, the book's author. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
A short statement of some important facts, relative to the late election of a mathematical professor in the University of Edinburgh : accompanied with original papers and critical remarks by Dugald Stewart( Book )

13 editions published between 1805 and 1806 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith, LL. D. from the transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Dugald Stewart( Book )

13 editions published between 1793 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dugald Stewart : selected philosophical writings by Dugald Stewart( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dugald Stewart was appointed assistant professor of mathematics in the University of Edinburgh in 1772, aged only 19. He became one of the most influential academics in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European 'Republic of Letters'. Both Stewart's contemporaries and modern scholars have recognised the impact his influential figure had over many young minds. He was one of the leading figures of the Scottish Common Sense school, a name by which we are used to identifying the philosophic
Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums by Adam Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1810 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dugald Stewart : selected philosophical writings
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Dugald Stewart britisk matematikar

Dugald Stewart britisk matematiker

Dugald Stewart Brits wiskundige (1753-1828)

Dugald Stewart brittisk matematiker

Dugald Stewart filosofo britannico

Dugald Stewart schottischer Philosoph

Dugald Stewart szkocki filozof i matematyk

Steward, Dugald 1753-1828

Дугалд Стюарт шотландский философ

Стюарт, Дугалд

دوگالد استوارت ریاضی‌دان بریتانیایی

スチュアート, デュガルド

ステュアート, デューゴルド



English (770)

French (40)

German (4)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

Outlines of moral philosophy, 1793The philosophy of the active and moral powers of manSelections from the Scottish philosophy of common senseEssays on the active powers of the human mindDugald Stewart : selected philosophical writingsDugald Stewart : the pride and ornament of ScotlandThe collected works of Dugald Stewart