The Elements of Moral Philosophy, with A Brief Account of the Nature, Progress, and Origin of Philosophy

By David Fordyce
Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas D. Kennedy


Though little known today, David Fordyce was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and closely associated with liberal Dissenters in England. His Elements of Moral Philosophy was a notable contribution to the curriculum in moral philosophy and one of the most widely circulated texts in moral philosophy in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Thomas D. Kennedy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Valparaiso University.


Feb 2003 | 6 x 9 | 232 Pages

Introduction, note on the texts, annotations, index.


978-0-86597-389-3 Hardcover
978-0-86597-390-9 Paperback