Ferguson the Highlander – Michael Fry
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Enlightened Edinburgh was in some degree alien territory to Adam Ferguson. He stood to the fore in its intellectual life but he was a Highlander while the rest of the enlightened literati were Lowlanders. e gap between the Highlands and the Lowlands yawned wider in the eighteenth century than it has since or does now. is essay seeks to trace its signi cance in Ferguson’s work.