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Hume and the politics of enlightenment, Thomas W. Merrill

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Hume and the politics of enlightenment
Title
Hume and the politics of enlightenment
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Thomas W. Merrill
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Language
eng
Summary
""Methinks I am like a man, who having narrowly escap'd shipwreck," David Hume writes in A Treatise of Human Nature, "has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe." With these words, Hume begins a memorable depiction of the crisis of philosophy and his turn to moral and political philosophy as the path forward. In this groundbreaking work, Thomas W. Merrill shows how Hume's turn is the core of his thought, linking Hume's metaphysical and philosophical crisis to the moral-political inquiries of his mature thought. Merrill shows how Hume's comparison of himself to Socrates in the introduction to the Treatise illuminates the dramatic structure and argument of the book as a whole, and he traces Hume's underappreciated argument about the political role of philosophy in the Essays"--
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1974-
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Merrill, Thomas W.
Dewey number
192
Index
index present
LC call number
B1489
LC item number
.M47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hume, David
  • Political science
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • Political science
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Hume and the politics of enlightenment, Thomas W. Merrill
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http://assets.cambridge.org/97811071/08707/cover/9781107108707.jpg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Hume's Socratism -- 2. Calling philosophy down from the heavens -- 3. Turning to the human things -- 4. Investigating morality and politics -- 5. Hume's cultural revolution: the Essays, part 1 -- 6. The education of the honest gentlemen: the Essays, part 2 -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 199 pages
Isbn
9781107108707
Lccn
2015014052
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
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  • (OCoLC)912045121
  • (OCoLC)ocn912045121
Label
Hume and the politics of enlightenment, Thomas W. Merrill
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811071/08707/cover/9781107108707.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Hume's Socratism -- 2. Calling philosophy down from the heavens -- 3. Turning to the human things -- 4. Investigating morality and politics -- 5. Hume's cultural revolution: the Essays, part 1 -- 6. The education of the honest gentlemen: the Essays, part 2 -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 199 pages
Isbn
9781107108707
Lccn
2015014052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)912045121
  • (OCoLC)ocn912045121

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