Henry Home, Lord Kames
Historical Period: The 18th Century
Henry Home, Lord Kames, one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment, was a judge in the supreme courts of Scotland and wrote extensively on morals, religion, education, aesthetics, history, political economy, and law, including natural law. His most distinctive contribution came through his works on the nature of law, where he sought to combine a philosophical approach with an empirical history of legal evolution.
Quotes from Henry Home, Lord Kames:
- Henry Home, Lord Kames and his thoughts on monopolies
- Henry Home, Lord Kames states that the “hoarding appetite” is part of human nature and that it is the foundation of our notion of property rights
Titles from Henry Home, Lord Kames:
- Author: Elements of Criticism, 2 vols.
- Author: Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion
- Author: Principles of Equity
- Author: Sketches of the History of Man, 3 vols.