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MEDITATIONS OF EMPEROR MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS 1742

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Hutcheson, Frances and Moor, James (translators). THE MEDITATIONS OF THE EMPEROR MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS. Glasgow, 1742, Robert Foulis. First edition of this translation. 12mo.(4” X 7”), 308 pages. Full 18th century calf with some ware at extremities, hinges and spine. Front interior hinge open. Prior owners bookplate on front paste down. Another prior owners notes on first end paper. Vary light occasional foxing.
This 1742 translation is a collaborative work by Frances Hutcheson and a colleague at Glasgow University, the classicist James Moor. Although Hutcheson was secretive about the extent of his work on the book, he was clearly the leading spirit of the project. This influential classical work offered a vision of a universe governed by a natural law that obliges us to love mankind and to govern our lives in accordance with the natural order of things. In their account of the life of the emperor, prefaced to their translation from the Greek, Hutcheson and Moor celebrated the Stoic ideal of an orderly universe governed by a benevolent God. They contrasted the serenity recommended and practiced by Marcus Aurelius with the divisive sectarianism then exhibited by their fellow Presbyterians in Scotland and elsewhere. They urged their readers and fellow citizens to set aside their narrow prejudices.
Francis (or Frances) Hutcheson (1694-1746) was a professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow, one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment and an early utilitarian thinker.
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