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1744. First Edition . CICERO. (GUTHRIE, William, translator). The Morals of Cicero. Containing, I. His Conferences De Finibus: or, concerning the Ends of Things Good and Evil… II. His Academics; or, Conferences concerning the Criterion of Truth, and the Fallibility of Human Judgment. London: T. Waller, 1744. Octavo, period-style three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards, raised bands; pp. (2), (i), ii-xxxvii, (1), 2-434. $3000.First edition of Guthrie's important translation of the Morals of Cicero—""the first important social and political theorist to postulate the moral equality of humans""—handsomely bound. Cicero was ""influential in Augustine's appreciation of philosophy, in Aquinas' view of the natural law, he appears in Limbo in Dante's Inferno, and he had a pronounced effect on the Enlightenment"" (Anderson, 72). He is considered ""the first important social and political theorist to postulate the moral equality of humans"" (Wood, 90). To John Adams, ""there was no greater statesman and philosopher than Cicero"" (McCullough, 375), and Jefferson owned several works by Cicero, including a copy of this volume, Guthrie's translation of the Morals (Sowerby 1318). In ""Concerning the Ends of Things Good and Evil,"" Cicero offers a critical survey of the major philosophical schools. In ""Academics,"" an epistemological treatise, he outlines a theory of knowledge, inspired by ancient Greek skepticism. Historian and political journalist William Guthrie penned The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to 1688, in four volumes from 1744-51. "" … [Click Below for Full Description]
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