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Hume: Political Essays (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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David Hume is commonly known as one of the greatest philosophers to write in English. He was also one of the foremost political and economic theorists and one of the finest historians of the eighteenth century. His political essays reflect the entire range of his intellectual engagement with politics--as political philosophy, political observation and political history--and function as an extension of and supplement to works such as his Treatise of Human Nature and his History of England. The twenty-seven most important essays are presented in this fully annotated edition, together with excerpts from the History of England that point up their context.

Synopsis:

A fully annotated edition of Hume's most important political essays.

Synopsis:

This major addition to the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, philosophy and the history of ideas.

Synopsis:

David Hume, one of the greatest English philosophers, was also an outstanding political and economic theorist and historian. His political essays reflect the entire range of his intellectual engagement with politics. Twenty-seven of the most important ones are presented in this fully annotated edition.

Table of Contents

1. Of the liberty of the press; 2. That politics may be reduced to a science; 3. Of the first principles of government; 4. Of the origin of government; 5. Of the independency of Parliament; 6. Whether the British government inclines more to absolute monarchy, or to a republic; 7. Of parties in general; 8. Of the parties of Great Britain; 9. Of superstition and enthusiasm; 10. Of civil liberty; 11. Of the rise and progress of the arts and sciences; 12. Of national characters; 13. Of commerce; 14. Of refinement in the arts; 15. Of money; 16. Of interest; 17. Of the balance of trade; 18. Of the jealousy of trade; 19. Of the balance of power; 20. Of taxes: 21. Of public credit; 22. Of some remarkable customs; 23. Of the original contract; 24. Of passive obedience; 25. Of the coalition of parties; 26. Of the Protestant succession; 27. Idea of a perfect commonwealth; Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521466394
Editor:
Haakonssen, Knud
Editor:
Geuss, Raymond
Editor:
Geuss, Raymond
Editor:
Haakonssen, Knud
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Hume, David
Author:
Haakonssen, Knud
Author:
Geuss, Raymond
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Series Volume:
9369
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.50x5.47x.83 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A fully annotated edition of Hume's most important political essays.
"Synopsis" by , This major addition to the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, philosophy and the history of ideas.
"Synopsis" by , David Hume, one of the greatest English philosophers, was also an outstanding political and economic theorist and historian. His political essays reflect the entire range of his intellectual engagement with politics. Twenty-seven of the most important ones are presented in this fully annotated edition.
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