Essays -- Moral Political & Literary, 2nd Edition

Essays -- Moral Political & Literary, 2nd Edition

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This edition contains the thirty-nine essays included in Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary that made up Volume I of the 1777 posthumous Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. It also includes ten essays that were withdrawn or left unpublished by Hume for various reasons.

Eugene F. Miller was Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia from 1967 until his retirement in 2003.
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  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 48.26mm | 1,167g
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Rev ed.
  • 0865970564
  • 9780865970564
  • 75,916

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We have Hume's own word that the definitive statement of his philosophy is not to be found in the youthful Treatise of Human Nature but in the 1777 posthumous edition of his collected works entitled Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. Yet a major part of this definitive collection, the Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (a volume of near 600 pages, covering three decades of Hume's career as a philosopher) has been largely ignored. The volume has rarely been in print, and the last critical edition was published in 1874-75. With this splendid, but inexpensive, new critical edition by Eugene Miller, the door is open to a richer notion of Hume's conception of philosophy.

-- Donald Livingston, Emory University
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