Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment

Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment

This work explores Hume's Socratic turn to moral and political philosophy as a response to the crisis of radical questioning.

Author: Thomas W. Merrill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107108707

Category: History

Page: 212

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This work explores Hume's Socratic turn to moral and political philosophy as a response to the crisis of radical questioning.
Categories: History

Hume and the Enlightenment

Hume and the Enlightenment

Karen Green In his discussion of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding called Hume's Enlightenment Tract, Stephen Buckle sets out to show that Hume is a philosopher of the Enlightenment. More precisely, Buckle claims that ...

Author: Craig Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317323419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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While Hume remains one of the most central figures in modern philosophy his place within Enlightenment thinking is much less clearly defined. Taking recent work on Hume as a starting point, this volume of original essays aims to re-examine and clarify Hume's influence on the thought and values of the Enlightenment.
Categories: Philosophy

Hume s Enlightenment Tract

Hume s Enlightenment Tract

To hold Hume to be an Enlightenment thinker in this timehonoured sense is at once obvious and controversial. On the one hand, his criticism of religion, in particular, seems characteristic of the period, and it is perhaps for this ...

Author: Stephen Buckle

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199271143

Category: History

Page: 351

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Contrary to Hume's wishes, 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' has long lived in the shadow of its predecessor 'A Treatise of Human Nature'. Stephen Buckle presents the 'Enquiry' in a fresh light.
Categories: History

Hume s Sceptical Enlightenment

Hume s Sceptical Enlightenment

Muthu, Sankar (2003), Enlightenment against Empire, Princeton: Princeton University Press. Nakagami, Yumiko (2003), Jissen toshiteno Seiji, ... Norton, David Fate (1965), 'History and Philosophy in Hume's Thought', in Norton and Popkin ...

Author: Ryu Susato

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474404860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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The Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume (171176) has often been regarded as a key Enlightenment thinker. However, his image has been long contested between those who consider him a conservative and those who see him as a key liberal thinker. Hume's Sceptical Enlightenment offers a new interpretation for such diverse images and demonstrates the uniqueness of Hume as an Enlightenment thinker, illustrating how his 'spirit of scepticism' often leads him into seemingly paradoxical positions. This book will be of interest to Hume scholars, intellectual historians of 17th- to 19th-century Europe and those interested in the Enlightenment more widely.
Categories: Philosophy

Hume and the Enlightenment

Hume and the Enlightenment

Author: Ernest Campbell Mossner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003847053

Category: Enlightenment

Page: 215

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Categories: Enlightenment

Essays on Hume Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

Essays on Hume  Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

Emerson, R. (1995), 'Politics and the Glasgow Professors', in A. Hook and R. Sher (eds), The Glasgow Enlightenment, East Linton: Tuckwell Press, pp. 21–39. Emerson, R. (2008a), 'The Scottish Contexts for David Hume's PoliticalEconomic ...

Author: Christopher J. Berry

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474415026

Category: Enlightenment

Page: 472

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Upper-level undergraduate students, postgraduates and scholars working specifically on the Scottish Enlightenment and early modern political and economic thought more generally.
Categories: Enlightenment

Essays on David Hume Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment

Essays on David Hume  Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment

back to the late seventeenth century when so much of the agenda of the scottish Enlightenment was set. one of those who came of age in the 1690s and was important in furthering most aspect of the scottish Enlightenment was archibald ...

Author: Roger L. Emerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317141648

Category: History

Page: 316

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The Scottish Enlightenment was a period of intellectual and scientific progress, in a country previously considered to be marginal to the European intellectual scene. Yet the enlightenment was not about politeness or civic humanism, but something more basic - the making of an improved society which could compete in every way in a rapidly changing world. David Hume, writing in 1752, commented that 'industry, knowledge and humanity are linked together by an indissoluble chain'. Collectively this volume of essays embraces many of the topics which Hume included under 'industry, knowledge and humanity': from the European Enlightenment and the Scots relation to it, to Scottish social history and its relation to religion, science and medicine. Overarching themes of what it meant to be enlightened in the eighteenth century are considered alongside more specific studies of notable figures of the period, such as Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, and David Hume, and the training and number of Scottish medical students. Together, the volume provides an opportunity to step back and reconsider the Scottish Enlightenment in its broader context and to consider what new directions this field of study might take.
Categories: History

Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries

Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and ...

Author: Frederick G. Whelan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317588429

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and hence on what is usually taken to be the core period of the Enlightenment, a somewhat problematic term. Covering topics such as property, contract and resistance theory, religious establishments, the law of nations, the balance of power, demography, and the role of unintended consequences in social life, Frederick G. Whelan convincingly conveys the diversity--and creativity--of the intellectual engagements of even a limited set of Enlightenment thinkers in contrast to dismissive attitudes, in some quarters, toward the Enlightenment and its supposed unitary project. Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1 contains six in-depth studies of issues in eighteenth-century political thought, with an emphasis on topics in normative theory such as property rights, the social contract, resistance to oppressive government, and religious liberty. The central figure is David Hume, with substantial attention to Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and others in the period. The introduction situates the studies in the Enlightenment and considers interpretations of that movement.
Categories: Political Science

Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries

Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and ...

Author: Frederick G. Whelan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317573791

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and hence on what is usually taken to be the core period of the Enlightenment, a somewhat problematic term. Covering topics such as property, contract and resistance theory, religious establishments, the law of nations, the balance of power, demography, and the role of unintended consequences in social life, Frederick G. Whelan convincingly conveys the diversity--and creativity--of the intellectual engagements of even a limited set of Enlightenment thinkers in contrast to dismissive attitudes, in some quarters, toward the Enlightenment and its supposed unitary project. Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 2 contains six in-depth studies of eighteenth-century political thought, including both normative issues and examples of Enlightenment social science, including international relations and law, the problem of double standards, political economy, demography, and the causes of imperial decline. The central figure is David Hume, with substantial attention to William Robertson, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, Malthus, and others.
Categories: Political Science