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The Reception of David Hume in Europe : The Athlone Critical Traditions Series - Peter Jones

The Reception of David Hume in Europe

The Athlone Critical Traditions Series

By: Peter Jones (Editor)

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The intellectual scope and cultural impact of British writers cannot be assessed without reference to their European 'fortunes'. These essays, prepared by an international team of scholars, critics and translators, record the ways in which David Hume has been translated, evaluated and emulated in different national and linguistic areas of Europe. This is the first collection of essays to consider how and where Hume's works were initially understood throughout Europe. They reflect on how early European responses to Hume relied on available French translations, and concentrated on his "Political Discourses" and his "History", and how later German translations enabled professional philosophers to discuss his more abstract ideas. Also explored is the idea that continental readers were not able to judge the accuracy of the translations they read, nor did many consider the contexts in which Hume was writing: rather, they were intent on using what they read for their own purposes. "The Reception of British Authors in Europe" series includes literary and political figures, as well as philosophers, historians and scientists. Each volume provides new research on the ways in which selected authors have been translated, published, distributed, read, reviewed and discussed in Europe.

Reviewed in Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie (Journal of the Institute of Philosophy, of the Catholic University of Leuven), 2007 issue. "The Reception of David Hume in Europe provides invaluable clues as to how the reception of an author's work impacts its status as a classic. And, perhaps more importantly, it presses us to revise our conception of what is now, particularly in the Anglo-American world, taken to be the quintessential philosophical classic, namely Hume's Treatise of Human Nature...The Reception can be read as telling the history of the different lives of Hume's works - the story of the 'making of' what is now, for us, a philosophical classic...And this story needs to be told." -Alix Cohen, New Essays on David Hume--Sanford Lakoff

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
List of Contributorsp. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Timeline: European Reception of David Humep. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Hume's Reception in Irelandp. 12
The Early British Reception of Hume's Writings on Religionp. 30
Hume's Reception in Francep. 43
The Reception of Hume in Germanyp. 98
David Hume and Sir James Steuartp. 139
Italian Responses to David Humep. 161
Translations of Hume's Works in Italyp. 182
Hume in Russiap. 195
The Reception of David Hume's Philosophy in Swedenp. 225
David Hume and Polish Philosophical and Social Thoughtp. 233
'Ignoramus': David Hume's Ideas in the Hungarian Enlightenmentp. 253
The Reception of David Hume in Czech Thoughtp. 268
The Reception of David Hume in Romaniap. 280
Canonization and Critique: Hume's Reputation as a Historianp. 299
The Reception of Hume in Nineteenth-Century British Philosophyp. 314
The Scientific Reception of Hume's Theory of Causation: Establishing the Positivist Interpretation in Early Nineteenth-Century Scotlandp. 327
Bibliographyp. 348
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780826463494
ISBN-10: 0826463495
Series: The Athlone Critical Traditions Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 4th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1