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Hume : Political Writings - David Hume


Political Writings

By: David Hume, Stuart Warner (Editor), Donald Livingston (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1994
ISBN: 9780872201606
Number Of Pages: 304

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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 and universal approaches.

Editors' Note
Selected Bibliography
Justice and the Structure of Civil Societyp. 1
From A Treatise of Human Nature, Bk. III, Pt. II
Justice, whether a natural or artificial virtue?p. 1
Of the Origin of justice and propertyp. 7
Of the rules which determine propertyp. 20
Of the transference of property by consentp. 31
Of the obligation of promisesp. 33
Some further reflections concerning justice and injusticep. 40
Of the origin of governmentp. 47
Of the source of allegiancep. 51
Of the measures of allegiancep. 59
Of the objects of allegiancep. 62
Of the laws of nationsp. 73
Of chastity and modestyp. 76
From An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals
Of Justicep. 80
Political Intimationsp. 98
From Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary
Of the Liberty of the Pressp. 98
That Politics may be reduced to a Sciencep. 101
Of the Independency of Parliamentp. 113
Whether the British Government inclines more to Absolute Monarchy, or to a Republicp. 117
Of the Parties of Great Britainp. 121
Of Civil Libertyp. 127
Of the Balance of Powerp. 135
Of the Coalition of Partiesp. 142
Of the Protestant Successionp. 149
The Critique of Speculative Politicsp. 157
From Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary
Of Parties in Generalp. 157
Of the Original Contractp. 164
Of Passive Obediencep. 182
Of Superstition and Enthusiasmp. 184
Of Moral Prejudicesp. 189
The Evolution of Civilization and Societyp. 194
From Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary
Of the Origin of Governmentp. 194
Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciencesp. 197
Of Commercep. 219
Of Refinement in the Artsp. 230
Idea of a Perfect Commonwealthp. 240
Variant Readingsp. 253
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780872201606
ISBN-10: 0872201600
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 1994
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34

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