The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks, Or, An Inquiry Into the Circumstances Which Give Rise to Influence and Authority, in the Different Members of Society

The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks, Or, An Inquiry Into the Circumstances Which Give Rise to Influence and Authority, in the Different Members of Society

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The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks is one of the major products of the Scottish Enlightenment and a masterpiece of jurisprudence and social theory. Drawing on Adam Smith’s four-stages theory of history and the natural law’s traditional division of domestic duties into those toward servants, children, and women, Millar provides a rich historical analysis of the ways in which progressive economic change transforms the nature of authority.

John Millar (1735–1801) attended Adam Smith’s lectures at the University of Glasgow and later became a distinguished professor of law there.

Aaron Garrett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

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Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, Ă2006
ISBN: 9781614878322
1614878323
9780865974777
0865974772
9780865974760
0865974764
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 316 pages)
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Aaron

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