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Hume : an intellectual biography

Author: James A Harris
Publisher: New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Harris
ISBN: 9780521837255 0521837251
OCLC Number: 903248185
Description: xiii, 621 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The love of literary fame --
Pursuits of philosophy and general learning --
Anatomist of human nature --
Essayist --
The achievement of independence --
Two years at Ninewells --
The start of a history of Great Britain --
g The completion of a history of England --
Paris, London, Edinburgh.
Responsibility: James A. Harris, University of St. Andrews.

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