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Compendio di filosofia morale

Author Stewart, Dugald
Title Compendio di filosofia morale
Imprint Padua: Tipografia della Minerva
Date of Publication 1821
Language Italian
Notes This is the first Italian translation of Dugald Stewart's Outlines of Moral Philosophy, a book first published in Edinburgh in 1793, but here translated from the fourth edition of 1818. The prolific translator Pompeo Ferrario produced the Italian text and contributed a 'Preliminary Note' in which he set the book in the context of the 'Scottish Philosophical School', claiming for Stewart a key role as the school's best moral philosopher. He praises Stewart's works as 'l'Opera di Morale piu completa che sia fin qui comparsa in Inghilterra' - 'the most complete scheme of Moral Philosophy which has yet appeared in England'. This translation testifies to the Europe-wide reputation of Stewart and other 18th-century Scottish philosophers; no other copy is recorded on COPAC.
Shelfmark AB.3.209.04
Reference Sources Bookseller's catalogue.
Acquired on 12/02/09
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