The Essential Hume

The Essential Hume

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In his day, Hume was acknowledge as the finest philosopher in Europe. Yet "the greatest mind Scotland has ever produced" remained for many years unrecognized. He bore his obscurity and apparent failure with the same good-hearted sanity as his penetrating and down-to-earth philosophy. The "Virgin Philosophy" series covers the lives and ideas of the major philosophers, attempting to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 106 x 168 x 6mm | 40.82g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753506181
  • 9780753506189

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About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and the forthcoming Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton)show more

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