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Hume : Political Essays - David Hume


Political Essays

By: David Hume, Knud Haakonssen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th September 1994
ISBN: 9780521466394
Number Of Pages: 416

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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.

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"This is a new and welcome edition to the Cambridge Texts in the HIistory of Political Thought series...Haakonssen's introduction is clear and informative." Ethics

Of the liberty of the press
That politics may be reduced to a science
Of the first principles of government
Of the origin of government
Of the independency of Parliament
Whether the British government inclines more to absolute monarchy, or to a republic
Of parties in general
Of the parties of Great Britain
Of superstition and enthusiasm
Of civil liberty
Of the rise and progress of the arts and sciences
Of national characters
Of commerce
Of refinement in the arts
Of money
Of interest
Of the balance of trade
Of the jealousy of trade
Of the balance of power
Of taxes: 21
Of some remarkable customs
Of the original contract
Of passive obedience
Of the coalition of parties
Of the Protestant succession
Idea of a perfect commonwealth
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ISBN: 9780521466394
ISBN-10: 0521466393
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 5th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.72  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: Annotated

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