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Selected Essays (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
Selected Essays (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: David Hume
ISBN 13: 9780199540303
ISBN 10: 199540306
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $13.95
 
 

In his writings, David Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This collection, drawing largely on his Essays Mortal, Political, and Literary (1776 edition), comprehensively shows how far he succeeded.
As seen in these selections, Hume embraces a staggering range of social, cultural, political, demographic, and historical concerns, charting 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 representative of his age, but also where he is strikingly innovative.