The Scottish Enlightenment

Author(s): 
Sebastiani, Silvia
ISBN: 
9780230114913
Date published: 
February 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

The Scottish Enlightenment examines how the difference between monogenist and polygenist accounts of the origin of the human race was reflected in, and helped to shape, Scottish Enlightenment accounts of society's progress through historical stages. The book reveals how concepts of race and the role of women were treated by historians, philosophers, and other thinkers.