Hume’s Essays - Online Library of Liberty.
The latest addition to that series is David Hume’s Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary. The volume’s edi tor, Eugene F. Miller, has contributed a foreword, notes, and glossary of interest to any reader but invaluable to students of Hume’s writings. Included also is a brief autobiographical outline of Hume’s life and a moving letter.
The first thematically arranged collection of Hume's political writings, this new work brings together substantive selections from A Treatise on Human Nature, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, and Essays: Moral, Political and Literary, with an interpretive introduction placing Hume in the context of contemporary debates between liberalism and its critics and between contextual.
Yet a major part of this definitive collection, the Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (a volume of near 600 pages, covering three decades of Hume's career as a philosopher) has been largely ignored. The volume has rarely been in print, and the last critical edition was published in 1874-75. With this splendid, but inexpensive, new critical edition by Eugene Miller, the door is open to a.
David Hume (1711-76), Essays, Moral, Political and Literary (1758) Author: Barry Stocker. David Hume was a great figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, even more so than his friend Adam Smith. He was a great figure in the whole European movement and is one of the most influential philosophers who ever lived, as well as being a major historian, economist, and political thinker. His contributions.
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary Hume, David (1711-1776) Part II, Essay XII OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT AS no party, in the present age, can well support itself, without a philosophical or speculative system of principles, annexed to its political or practical one; we accordingly find, that each of the factions, into which this nation is divided, has reared up a fabric of the former kind.
Hume, David. Essays: Moral, Political, Literary, edited by Eugene F. Miller, Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1985. From the publisher: As part of the tried and true model of informal essay writing, Hume began publishing his Essays: Moral, Political and Literary in 1741. The majority of these finely honed treatises fall into three distinct areas: political theory, economic theory and aesthetic.
Essay Questions; Cite this Literature Note; Study Help Essay Questions 1. When and where did David Hume live? Mention several of the more important events in his life, and tell how they influenced his writings. 2. Make a list of Hume's published writings in the approximate order in which they appeared. What is meant by his interest in the field of epistemology. Why did he think it was.