Selected Essays

Selected Essays

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by David Hume
     
 

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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,

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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.

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"Good selection, printing and price."--Martin Weatherston, East Stroudsburg University

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ISBN-13:
9780199540303
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Selected Essays 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
billdoor22 More than 1 year ago
This is a cheap, well made (though paperback) edition of most of Hume's most important essays.