The Life of David Hume

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Clarendon Press, 2001 - 709 páginas
Mossner's Life of David Hume remains the standard biography of this great thinker and writer. First published in 1954, and updated in 1980, it is now reissued in paperback, in response to increased interest in Hume. E. C. Mossner was Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. 'Mossner's work is a quite remarkable scholarly achievement; it will be an indispensable tool for Humescholars and a treasure-trove of information for all students of the intellectual and literary history of the eighteenth century' Richard H. Popkin in the Philological Quarterly 'This magnificentand exemplary work...has more than a biographical value. It is a study of intellectual reaction in the eighteenth century: a book for many readers, and not only for those of a philosophical turn.' C. E. Vulliamy in The Observer 'This is the work of a man thoroughly in love with his subject...this biography is the product of long and happy research. The length and the happiness both contribute to its merits.' The Times LiterarySupplement
 

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"The standard modern biography" - Simon Blackburn

Contenido

BOYHOOD AT NINEWELLS
20
STUDENT DAYS AT EDINBURGH
35
LAW VERSUS LITERATURE
52
DISEASE OF THE LEARNED
66
RECOVERY THROUGH CATHARSIS
81
TRANQUILLITY IN FRANCE
92
FEVER OF PUBLICATION
106
A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE
117
FOUR DISSERTATIONS
319
DRUM ECCLESIASTIC
336
SCOTLANDS AUGUSTANS
370
Studies in the Country
379
THE INDIFFERENCE OF ENGLAND
390
SCOTLAND FOR EVER?
409
THE CALL OF FRANCE
423
THE ADULATION OF FRANCE
441

ESSAYS MORAL AND POLITICAL
134
ACADEMIC ILLUSION
153
THE UNFORTUNATE TUTOR
165
SPECTATOR TO A REBELLION
177
A MILITARY CAMPAIGN
187
A MILITARY EMBASSY
207
ACHIEVEMENT OF AMBITION
223
LEISURE AND LAUGHTER
232
CITIZEN OF EDINBURGH
240
2O POLITICAL DISCOURSES
257
PAX ECCLESIASTICA
272
THE OPPOSITION GATHERS
286
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND
301
THE COMTESSE DE BOUFFLERS
456
THE PHILOSOPHES
475
EMBASSY SECRETARY
489
JEANJACQUES ROUSSEAU
507
UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE
533
AUTUMNAL SERENITY
559
DISTURBERS OF THE PEACE
577
DEATH COMES FOR THE PHILOSOPHER
589
THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN NATURE
604
A Humes My Own Life
611
Rankenian Club
617
Textual Supplement
628
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E.C. Mossner was formerly Professor of English at the University of Texas.

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