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Summary: In his writings, David Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This collection, drawing largely on his Essays Mortal, Political, and Literary (1776 edition), comprehensively shows how far he succeeded. As seen in these selections, Hume embraces a staggering range of social, cultural, political, demographic, and historical concerns, charting the state of civil society, manners, morals, and taste,
and the development of political economy in the mid-eighteenth century. These essays represent not only those areas where Hume's arguments representative of his age, but also where he is strikingly innovative.
Summary: In his writings, David Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This collection, drawing largely on his Essays Mortal, Political, and Literary (1776 edition), comprehensively shows how far he succeeded. As seen in these selections, Hume embraces a staggering range of social, cultural, political, demographic, and historical concerns, charting the state of civil society, manners, morals, and taste, and the development of political economy in the mid-eighteenth century. These essays represent not only those areas where Hume's arguments representative of his age, but also where he is strikingly innovative.
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 09/28/1998 International: No
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Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography Chronology Of Essay Writing Of the Middle Station of Life Of the Delicacy of Taste and Passion That Politics may be Reduced to a Science Of the First Principles of Government Of the Origin of Government Of the Parties of Great Britain Of Superstition and Enthusiasm Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature Of Civil Liberty Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences The Epicurean The Stoic The Platonist The Sceptic Of National Characters Of Tragedy Of the Standard of Taste Of Commerce Of Refinement in the Arts Of Interest Of the Balance of Trade Of Public Credit Of Some Remarkable Customs Of the Populousness of Ancient Nations Of the Original Contract Of the Protestant Succession Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth On Suicide On the Immortality of the Soul
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