The Life of David Hume

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Clarendon Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 709 pages
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Mossner's Life of David Hume remains the standard biography of this great thinker and writer. First published in 1954, and updated in 1980, this excellent life story is now reissued in paperback, in response to an overwhelming interest in Hume's brilliant ideas. Containing more than a simple biography, this exemplary work is also a study of intellectual reaction in the eighteenth century. In this new edition are a detailed bibliography, index, and textual supplements, making it the perfect text for scholars and advanced students of Hume, epistemology, and the history of philosophy. It is also ideal for historians and literary scholars working on the eighteenth century, and for anyone with an interest in philosophy.
 

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"The standard modern biography" - Simon Blackburn

Contents

ESSAYS MORAL AND POLITICAL
134
ACADEMIC ILLUSION
153
SPECTATOR TO A REBELLION
177
A MILITARY CAMPAIGN
187
A MILITARY EMBASSY
205
ACHIEVEMENT OF AMBITION
223
LEISURE AND LAUGHTER
232
CITIZEN OF EDINBURGH
240
SCOTLAND FOR EVER ?
409
THE CALL OF FRANCE
423
THE ADULATION OF FRANCE
441
THE COMTESSE DE BOUFFLERS
456
THE PHILOSOPHES
475
EMBASSY SECRETARY
489
JEANJACQUES ROUSSEAU
507
UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE
533

POLITICAL DISCOURSES
257
PAX ECCLESIASTICA
272
THE OPPOSITION GATHERS
286
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND
301
FOUR DISSERTATIONS
319
DRUM ECCLESIASTIC
336
SCOTLANDS AUGUSTANS
370
THE INDIFFERENCE OF ENGLAND
390
AUTUMNAL SERENITY
559
DISTURBERS OF THE PEACE
577
DEATH COMES FOR THE PHILOSOPHER
589
THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN NATURE
604
A Humes My Own Life
611
С Rankenian Club
617
Textual Supplement
628
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E.C. Mossner was formerly Professor of English at the University of Texas.

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