Adam Ferguson’s Sociology of Emotion
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This chapter is about the role of emotions in the social science of a key ﬁ gure of the Scottish Enlightenment: Adam Ferguson (1723-1815). Ferguson lived and wrote during the period of intense intellectual activity known as the Scottish Enlightenment.1 He was a highly respected-indeed famousﬁ gure in his day and exerted considerable intellectual inﬂ uence in Britain and America as well as Europe.