The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks

"The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks" is one of the major products of the Scottish Enlightenment and a masterpiece of jurisprudence and social theory. Building on David Hume, Adam Smith, and their respective natural histories of man, John Millar developed a progressive account of the nature of authority in society by analyzing changes in subsistence, agriculture, arts, and manufacture. "The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks" is perhaps the...

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School Management and the Principles and Practice of Teaching

School management and the principles and practice of teaching with an appendix containing the statutory provisions of 1896 relating to continuation classes, duties of teachers, agreements, etc., and the courses of study for high and public schools This book, "School management and the principles and practice of teaching," by John Millar, is a replication of a book originally published before 1896. It has been restored by human beings, page by...

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The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks

The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks is one of the major products of the Scottish Enlightenment and a masterpiece of jurisprudence and social theory. Building on David Hume, Adam Smith, and their respective natural histories of man, John Millar developed a progressive account of the nature of authority in society by analyzing changes in subsistence, agriculture, arts, and manufacture. The Origin of the...

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Improving Science Education

This book takes stock of where we are in science education research, and considers where we ought now to be going. It explores how and whether the research effort in science education has contributed to improvements in the practice of teaching science and the science curriculum. It contains contributions from an international group of science educators.

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Letters of Sidney, on Inequality of Property. to Which Is Added, a Treatise of the Effects of War on Commercial Prosperity

John Millar of Glasgow (1735-1801) was a Scottish philosopher and historian. He studied at Glasgow, where he became one of the most important followers of the founder of economics science, Adam Smith. In 1761 Millar became professor of civil law at Glasgow, and soon his lectures gained him nationwide fame. In his Origin of the Distinction of Ranks, published in 1778, he advanced the view that all social relations, even relations between the...

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The Lithuanians in Scotland

This is the history of a small community which survived persecution and deprivation to build a new life in alien surroundings. The immigrants were met with hostility and naked xenophobia. Keir Hardie tried to raise the rabble against them for growing fat on four shillings a week. The Lithuanian community, however, made a strong contribution to modern Scotland. The sons and daughters of that community are now fully integrated into the nation, but...

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