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Stewart, Dugald 1753-1828

Works: 506 works in 1,773 publications in 4 languages and 12,554 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Sources  Fiction  Controversial literature  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Outlines, syllabi, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Speaker, Creator, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: HB161, 330
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Elements of the philosophy of the human mind. By Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart( Book )
239 editions published between 1792 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book discusses the nature and object of the philosophy of the human mind. Topics discussed include the following: (1) external perception; (2) attention; (3) conception; (4) abstraction; (5) the association of ideas; (6) the influence of association in regulating the succession of thoughts; (7) the influence of association on the intellectual power; and (8) memory and imagination." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations by Adam Smith( )
45 editions published between 1799 and 1843 in English and German and held by 1,176 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
Outlines of moral philosophy, 1793 by Dugald Stewart( Book )
134 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 714 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 )
50 editions published between 1813 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical essays by Dugald Stewart( )
47 editions published between 1810 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 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)
The philosophy of the active and moral powers of man by Dugald Stewart( Book )
64 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and held by 481 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 Cyclopdia</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)
The theory of moral sentiments by Adam Smith( Book )
54 editions published between 1817 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 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)
The collected works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart( Book )
63 editions published between 1827 and 1994 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical memoir of Adam Smith by Dugald Stewart( Book )
9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on political economy by Dugald Stewart( Book )
16 editions published between 1877 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of mental philosophy abridged and designed as a text-book for academies and high schools by Thomas C Upham( Book )
6 editions published between 1831 and 1974 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Philosophy of the Mind has grown up, like other sciences, from small beginnings. Many propositions, coming too, in many instances, from able writers, have been thrown aside; truth has been sifted out from the mass of error, until at last a great number of important principles is ascertained. But while it is exceedingly necessary that our youth should be made acquainted with these principles, it is impossible that they should go through with all the complicated discussions which have been held in respect to them. Many of the books in which these discussions are contained have become exceedingly rare; and, if they were not so, no small number of students, who are now in the course of as thorough an education as our country affords, would not be able to purchase them. In some departments of learning, ingenious men discuss points of difficulty; conflicting arguments are accumulated, until the preponderance on one side is such that the question in debate is considered settled. Others employ themselves in collecting facts, in classifying them, and in deducing general principles; and when all this is done, the important truths of the science, collected from such a variety of sources, and suitably arranged and expressed, are laid before the student, in order that he may become acquainted with them. And this is what is attempted, to some extent, to be done in the present work, which is an abridgment of a larger work on the same subject. In the larger work, the principles of Eclecticism and Induction, which have just been referred to, are applied on a more extensive scale than in the present. I have been obliged necessarily to exclude from the abridgment many interesting and striking illustrations and facts, and some general philosophical views, which would have had a place if our limits had permitted. I indulge the hope, nevertheless, as the abridgment has been made with no small degree of care, that it will answer the purpose for which it is particularly designed; viz., the assistance of those youth who need some knowledge of Mental Philosophy, but are not in a situation to prosecute the subject to any great extent"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Selections from the Scottish philosophy of common sense by G. A Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissertations on the history of metaphysical and ethical, and of mathematical and physical science by Dugald Stewart( )
18 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and held by 158 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)
Account of the life and writings of William Robertson, D.D., F.R.S.E. late principal of the University of Edinburgh, and historiographer to His Majesty for Scotland by Dugald Stewart( Book )
23 editions published between 1801 and 1997 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Adam Smith ... with an account of his life and writings by Adam Smith( )
17 editions published between 1812 and 1963 in English and held by 158 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( )
4 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des National-Reichthums by Adam Smith( )
3 editions published in 1814 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
14 editions published between 1800 and 1821 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the discovery and conquest of America by William Robertson( Book )
29 editions published between 1826 and 1985 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Stewart, Dugald 1753-1828
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