Kames, Henry Home, Lord

(1696-1782)
   Miscellaneous writer, s. of Geo. H., of Kames, Berwickshire, was admitted an advocate in 1723, and raised to the Bench in 1752. In 1748 he pub. a collection of Decisions of the Court of Session. It is, however, on his philosophical and historical writings that his literary fame rests. His writings include Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion (1751), The Elements of Criticism (1762), in which he sought for principles based on the elements of human nature; Sketches of the History of Man (1774), and Loose Hints on Education, in which many modern views are anticipated. In all these works, while the style is stiff and crabbed, there is much original thought. Lord K. was also an eminent authority upon agriculture, on which he in 1777 pub. a work entitled The Gentleman Farmer.

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  • Kames, Henry Home, Lord — ▪ Scottish lawyer and philosopher born 1696, Kames, Berwickshire, Scot. died Dec. 27, 1782, Edinburgh  lawyer, agriculturalist, and philosopher.       Kames was called to the bar in 1724 and was appointed a judge in the Court of Session in 1752.… …   Universalium

  • KAMES, HENRY HOME, LORD —    Scottish judge and philosopher, born in Berwickshire; became an advocate in 1723 and judge in 1752; wrote books on law, Essays on Morality and Natural Religion, and other philosophical works, in which he indulged in a wide and often fanciful… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Henry Home, Lord Kames — (1696ndash December 27, 1782) was a Scottish philosopher of the 18th century. Born at Kames House, between Eccles and Birgham, Berwickshire, he became an advocate and was one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment. In 1752, he was raised to …   Wikipedia

  • Henry Home — Kames (* 1696 in Berwickshire; † 27. Dezember 1782), späterer Lord Kames, war ein schottischer Jurist und Philosoph. Kames wurde 1724 bei Gericht zugelassen und 1752 zum Richter des schottischen Zivilgerichtshofs (Court of Session) sowie 1763 zum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Henry Home — Henry Home, appelé aussi Lord Kames (1696 27 décembre 1782) était un philosophe écossais du siècle des Lumières. Né à Kames dans le Berwickshire, il devint avocat et l un des chefs de file des Lumières écossaises. Il acquit le titre de Lord en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Henry Home Kames — (* 1696 in Berwickshire; † 27. Dezember 1782), späterer Lord Kames, war ein schottischer Jurist und Philosoph. Kames wurde 1724 bei Gericht zugelassen und 1752 zum Richter des schottischen Zivilgerichtshofs (Court of Session) sowie 1763 zum Lord… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Home, Lord Renton — Sir John Home of Renton, Lord Renton (1600 July 13, 1671) [ Crawford, Donald, editor, Journals of Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall 1665 1676 , Scottish History Society, 1900, p. 214] was appointed Lord Justice Clerk by King Charles II. He was… …   Wikipedia

  • Lord Kames — Archivo:Henry Home, Lord Kames.jpg Henry Home, Lord Kames. Henry Home, Lord Kames (leáse Henry Hume, 1696 – 27 de diciembre de 1782) fue un filósofo escocés del siglo XVIII. Nacido en Kames House, casa patronímica situada entre Eccles y Birgham,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lord Kames — Henry Home Henry Home, appelé aussi Lord Kames ( 1696 27 décembre 1782) était un philosophe écossais du siècle des Lumières. Né à Kames dans le Berwickshire, il devint avocat et l un des chefs de file des Lumières écossaises. Il acquit le titre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kames — can be: * Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher * Abdesalam Kames, Libyan footballer * Kames, East Ayrshire, Scotland * Kames, Argyll and Bute, Scotland * plural of kame, a glacial feature …   Wikipedia

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