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Adam Ferguson (1723–1816)

Ferguson, Adam. A Scotch historian and ethical writer; born June 20, 1723; died at St. Andrews, Feb. 22, 1816. He was professor of philosophy at Edinburgh and later traveling companion to the young Lord Chesterfield. ‘Institutes of Moral Philosophy’ (1769); ‘Observations on Civil and Political Liberty’ (1776); and ‘History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic’ (1805) are a few of his books.