Item #68967 System of Moral Philosophy, Francis HUTCHESON.
System of Moral Philosophy,
System of Moral Philosophy,
System of Moral Philosophy,
System of Moral Philosophy,

First Edition of Hutcheson's Great Philosophical Work

System of Moral Philosophy, In Three Books.

Glasgow: R. and A. Foulis, 1755.

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HUTCHESON, Francis. A System of Moral Philosophy, In Three Books. Glasgow: R. and A. Foulis, 1755.

First edition. Three books in two quarto volumes (10 1/4 x 8 inches; 261 x 202 mm). [12], xlviii, 358, [2, blank]; [4], 380, [2, blank] pp. With "List of Subscribers."

Contemporary full calf, rebacked to style and corners renewed. Boards double ruled in gilt. Spines with green morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Edges speckled red. Boards a bit scuffed and rubbed. Spines with some rubbing. Some occasional foxing and toning. Previous owner's old ink initials on title-page of each volume. Some occasional unobtrusive contemporary underlining. Housed in a maroon cloth slipcase. Overall very good.

"Francis Hutcheson was a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and one of the eighteenth century's most influential philosophers. He taught Adam Smith, helping shape his widely influential economic and moral theories, and he greatly influenced Hume and Bentham... A System of Moral Philosophy was written as early as 1738, but added to and altered by Hutcheson throughout his life. Published posthumously in 1755 by Hutcheson's son, Francis the younger, the System is Hutcheson's longest work and the fullest explanation of his method. Giving a comprehensive account of morality in three books, it includes discussions of human nature; our duties to God, to each other and ourselves; the supreme good; civil liberty; rights; contracts; marriage; the rights and duties of parents; and the laws of peace and war. The work also contains an argument against slavery that was reprinted in colonial Philadelphia and helped give academic weight to the anti-slavery movement." (Google Books).

HBS 68967.

$5,500.

Price: $5,500.00

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