Hume essays political moral literary

These are also not included in the edition. A comparison of the edition of Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary with that of shows that Hume reworked carefully the last edition that he prepared for the press, sometimes making substantial changes. These variants are collected at the end of this volume.

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Miller and published by Liberty Classics, Indianapolis. Textual Notations Three types of notational symbols appear in the present text. Superscript Numerals. Professors LaFleur, Rubin, and Piper were willing, on numerous occasions, to help me with points of translation or historical detail. The preparation and revision of his essays occupied Hume throughout his adult life. Donaldson, at Edinburgh; two volumes. Both editions contain exhaustive lists of variant readings. One finds abundant evidence of his reading in the Greek and Latin classics as well as of his familiarity with the literary works of the important English, French, Italian, and Spanish authors. Specifically, I used the eleventh, corrected and revised, edition London: ; 2 vols. Jackson Payne, and by the Department of Political Science, which has been headed during the period of this research by Loren P.

The essays are elegant and entertaining in style, but thoroughly philosophical in temper and content. It was not simply a desire for fame that led Hume to abandon the Treatise and seek a wider audience for his thought. The two Enquiries are reprinted in Volumes 2 and 3. Anderson, Edward E.

Leaving aside his Enquiries, 1 which were widely read then as now, Hume is known today chiefly through his Treatise of Human Nature 2 and his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

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A small superscript circle by a word indicates that the meaning of that word is specified in the Glossary. He sometimes misquotes his sources or gives misleading citations. Miller and published by Liberty Classics, Indianapolis.

Hume essays political moral literary

The edition codes A-R are as given by Green-Grose , with a few adjustments. Two-volume editions appeared in , , , , and LaFleur, James C. My wife, Eva Miller, has been helpful in more ways than I can possibly enumerate. A close comparison of their edition with that of shows, however, that it falls far short of the standards of accuracy that are adopted today in critical-text editing. Johnson of the University of Rochester; David M. First, I have identified persons, places, and events to which Hume refers. In , three additional essays appeared in a small volume published in Edinburgh and London. Skinner and whose textual editor is W.
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