Book ID: CBB460332792

Hume: An Intellectual Biography (2019)


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.

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

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