As a rule a book dealing with the work of a single thinker is often intended to establish some favourite thesis of the writer. No such claim is made for the following account of Hutcheson slife and position in the History of Philosophy. Indeed any definite conclusions arrived at have been ascertained incidentally. They formed no part of the original plan of the work, which was exceedingly modest, being in fact an endeavour to collect information as to the main facts of Hutcheson slife in Dublin prior to his appointment as Professor at Glasgow. Of this part of his life very little was known and yet it seemed that a man who had been a friend of the Lord-L ieutenant and who had enjoyed the confidence of both I rish Primates should have left some trace upon the social history of his time. The search for such traces of his personality was exceedingly disappointing. Sources from which information might reasonably have been expected gave very small results; and, just when one was ready to despair, new facts were discovered in quite unexpected quarters.
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Descripción Augustus M Kelley Pubs, 1966. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0678001553