Kames, Henry Home, Lord

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Kames, Henry Home, Lord

(hyo͞om), 1696–1782, Scottish judge and philosopher. A man of broad interests and a wide-ranging intellect, his works included dissertations on Scottish law, agriculture, and problems of moral and aesthetic philosophy. Among his writings were Introduction to the Art of Thinking (1761) and Elements of Criticism (1762).
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Synopsis: Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment, was a judge in the supreme courts of Scotland and wrote extensively on morals, religion, education, aesthetics, history, political economy, and law, including natural law.
The first series was written to Reid's friend, patron, and confidant Henry Home, Lord Kames, from 1762 until Kames's death in December 1782.