Oxford World's Classics Ser. This collection, drawing largely on his Essays Moral, Political, and Literary edition , which was even more popular than his famous Treatise of Human Nature, comprehensively shows how far he succeeded. From 'Of Essay Writing' to 'Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences' Hume embraces a staggering range of social, cultural, political, demographic, and historical concerns. With the scope typical of the Scottish Enlightenment, he charts 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 are revealingly typical of his day, but also where he isstrikingly innovative in a period already famous for its great thinkers. Additional Product Features Dewey Edition.
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The middle station, as it is most happy in many respects, so particularly in this, that a man placed in it can, with the greatest leisure, consider his own happiness. If you were looking for proof of the rise of the middle class in the 18 th century, you need look no further. Hume is all for the delicate and gentleman-like art of moderation — his essays seek to bridge the distance between learning and entertainment. It is no coincidence that in his praise of the middle state, Hume uses the language of trade and politics — these are his main concerns in a great deal of the essays selected for his anthology. For a historian of 18th-century commerce, these would be absolutely fascinating, but I found them a bit of a struggle at times. Hume was somewhat skeptical about the idea of paper credit.
David Hume’s “Selected Essays” – book review
From beginner-friendly introductions to classic works by David Hume, this page features books to suit any learning style. For example, if you tend to find classic works of philosophy difficult to understand, you might want to start with a short, beginner-friendly introduction. If you prefer more depth, you can choose a more comprehensive introduction or read Hume for yourself. Personal book recommendations tend to be highly subjective, idiosyncratic, and unreliable. This list is part of a collection of over philosophy reading lists which aim to provide a central resource for philosophy book recommendations.
For over fifty years, Barry Stroud has pushed, poked, and prodded with remarkable tenacity at what lies behind questions that many -- perhaps, most -- contemporary philosophers believe they understand, and to which they think they have definitive answers -- answers that take the form of philosophical theses or theories. Stroud is convinced that this widespread confidence about the nature of persistent philosophical problems and what counts as successful solutions to them is misplaced. Instead of promoting his own pet philosophical theses or looking for reasons to accept this or that philosophical theory, he has devoted his energies to determining the sources of these problems.