Hume: An Intellectual Biography by James A. Harris

By James A. Harris

this is often the 1st e-book to supply a accomplished review of the total profession of 1 of Britain's maximum males of letters. It units in biographical and ancient context all of Hume's works, from A Treatise of Human Nature to The background of britain, bringing to mild the main affects at the process Hume's highbrow improvement and paying cautious cognizance to the diversities among the wide range of literary genres with which Hume experimented. the main occasions in Hume's existence are totally defined, however the major concentration is on Hume's intentions as a philosophical analyst of human nature, politics, trade, English historical past and faith. cautious cognizance is paid to Hume's highbrow kinfolk along with his contemporaries. The objective is to bare Hume as a guy intensely excited by the conclusion of a fantastic of open-minded, goal, rigorous, dispassionate discussion approximately all of the central questions confronted through his age.

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