Book ID: CBB460332792

Hume: An Intellectual Biography (2019)

unapi

Harris, James A. (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 634
Language: English

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire career of one of Britain's greatest men of letters. It sets in biographical and historical context all of Hume's works, from A Treatise of Human Nature to The History of England, bringing to light the major influences on the course of Hume's intellectual development, and paying careful attention to the differences between the wide variety of literary genres with which Hume experimented. The major events in Hume's life are fully described, but the main focus is on Hume's intentions as a philosophical analyst of human nature, politics, commerce, English history, and religion. Careful attention is paid to Hume's intellectual relations with his contemporaries. The goal is to reveal Hume as a man intensely concerned with the realization of an ideal of open-minded, objective, rigorous, dispassionate dialogue about all the principal questions faced by his age.

...More
Reviewed By

Review John P. Wright (2017) Review of "Hume: An Intellectual Biography". British Journal for the History of Philosophy (pp. 823-832). unapi

Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB460332792/

Similar Citations

Book Niall O'Flaherty; (2019)
Utilitarianism in the Age of Enlightenment: The Moral and Political Thought of William Paley (/isis/citation/CBB389569816/) unapi

Book Jacqueline Anne Taylor; (2015)
Reflecting Subjects: Passion, Sympathy, and Society in Hume's Philosophy (/isis/citation/CBB180375452/) unapi

Book C. B. Bow; (2018)
Common Sense in the Scottish Enlightenment (/isis/citation/CBB560299497/) unapi

Book Patricia Fara; (2021)
Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career (/isis/citation/CBB507204608/) unapi

Article Lorenzo Greco; (2017)
A Powerless Conscience: Hume on Reflection and Acting Conscientiously (/isis/citation/CBB435744845/) unapi

Article Russell, Paul; (2003)
The Material World and Natural Religion in Hume's Treatise (/isis/citation/CBB000670511/) unapi

Article Reed Winegar; (2015)
Kant's Criticisms of Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (/isis/citation/CBB192170146/) unapi

Article Tim Black; Robert Gressis; (2017)
True Religion in Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (/isis/citation/CBB887668569/) unapi

Book Andrew S. Curran; (2019)
Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely (/isis/citation/CBB033822837/) unapi

Book Baier, Annette; (2011)
The Pursuits of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Life and Thought of David Hume (/isis/citation/CBB001210591/) unapi

Book Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab; (2019)
Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates (/isis/citation/CBB348340319/) unapi

Book K. Meredith Ziebart; (2013)
Nicolaus Cusanus on Faith and the Intellect: A Case Study in 15th-Century Fides-Ratio Controversy (/isis/citation/CBB651329209/) unapi

Article Jeremy Kleidosty; (2019)
Hobbes’s Great Divorce: Civil Religion in Comparative and Historical Perspective (/isis/citation/CBB464936680/) unapi

Book Steward, M. A.; (2001)
English Philosophy in the Age of Locke (/isis/citation/CBB000102186/) unapi

Book Condren, Conal; Gaukroger, Stephen; Hunter, Ian; (2006)
The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe: The Nature of a ContestedIdentity (/isis/citation/CBB000931015/) unapi

Chapter Giorgini, Giovanni; (2004)
Natura umana e identità europea: la sfida del neoaristotelismo (/isis/citation/CBB000500558/) unapi

Book Liane Carlson; (2019)
Contingency and the Limits of History: How Touch Shapes Experience and Meaning (/isis/citation/CBB575907621/) unapi

Chapter Jaquart, Danielle; (2011)
Les emprunts de Guillaume de Conches aux théories médicales (/isis/citation/CBB001252663/) unapi

Chapter Reinish, Gloria; (1999)
A woman engineer's view of 50 years in the profession (/isis/citation/CBB642020685/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Steward, M. A.
Haakonssen, Knud
Milton, J. R.
Nuovo, Victor
Stewart, M. A.
Dumouchel, Paul
Journals
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Intellectual History Review
Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Columbia University Press
Oxford
Harvard University Press
Other Press
Concepts
Philosophy and religion
Philosophy
Philosophy and politics
Intellectual history
Definition of human; human nature
Biographies
People
Hume, David
Locke, John
Hobbes, Thomas
Cumberland, Richard
Gassendi, Pierre
Sergeant, John
Time Periods
18th century
17th century
Enlightenment
Early modern
Medieval
11th century
Places
England
Europe
Great Britain
France
Damascus
Cairo (Egypt)
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment