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David Hume : historical thinker, historical writer

Author: Mark G Spencer
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A transdisciplinary collection of essays focusing on David Hume as historian, and arguing that his "historical" and "philosophical" works are more intimately connected than scholars have often assumed"--
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Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark G Spencer
ISBN: 9780271061542 0271061545
OCLC Number: 847941616
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hume and ecclesiastical history : aims and contexts / Roger L. Emerson --
Artificial lives, providential history, and the apparent limits of sympathetic understanding / Jennifer A. Herdt --
"The spirit of liberty" : historical causation and political rhetoric in the age of Hume / Philip Hicks --
"The book seemed to sink into oblivion" : reading Hume's History in eighteenth-century Scotland / Mark Towsey --
Reading Hume's History of England : audience and authority in Georgian England / David Allan --
Medieval kingship and the making of modern civility : Hume's assessment of governance in the History of England / Jeffrey M. Suderman --
Hume and the end of history / F.L. van Holthoon --
David Hume as a philosopher of history / Claudia M. Schmidt --
Fact and fiction : memory and imagination in Hume's approach to history and literature / Timothy M. Costelloe --
Hume's historiographical imagination / Douglas Long --
The "most curious & important of all questions of erudition" : Hume's assessment of the populousness of ancient nations / M. A. Box and Michael Silverthorne.
Responsibility: edited by Mark G. Spencer.

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"A transdisciplinary collection of essays focusing on David Hume as historian, and arguing that his "historical" and "philosophical" works are more intimately connected than scholars have often assumed"--

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