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dc.contributor.convenorUniversity of Tasmaniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorD.M. Jonesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:41:58Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:41:58Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/1641
dc.description.abstractFor many of the major thinkers associated with the Scottish Enlightenment, civilisation was not merely a condition of refinement, but a process of social development. Many of these thinkers sought to identify the major moral, social, economic and historical forces that drove this process forward. Typically, commentators have identified the role of economic development (specifically, commerce and trade), the extension of self-interest, the growth of sociality, or the division of labour as among the most important of those forces. It will be argued in this paper however, that alongside these explanations was a shared emphasis among key Scottish Englightenment thinkers on the military underpinnings of the civilising process. The theories of civilisation developed by David Hume, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson shared a 'military template', and this paper will focus on the main features of that template, identifying strong connections as well as some of the tensions between their analyses of the civilising process.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralasian Political Studies Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeHobarten_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.auspsa.org.au/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAustralasian Political Studies Association Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2003en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2003-09-29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2003-10-01en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationHobarten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360104en_US
dc.titleHume's History, Smith's Sentiments, Ferguson's Essay; Civilisation, War and the Scottish Enlightenmenten_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author[s] 2003. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2015-06-04T03:43:22Z
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