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Hume's social philosophy : human nature and commercial sociability in A treatise of human nature

Author: Christopher Finlay
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007.
Series: Continuum studies in British philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Hume's Social Philosophy, Christopher J. Finlay presents a highly original and engaging reading of David Hume's landmark text, A Treatise of Human Nature, and political writings published immediately after it, articulating a unified view of his theory of human nature in society and his political philosophy. The book explores the hitherto neglected social contexts within which Hume's ideas were conceived. While a  Read more...
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Finlay, Christopher (Christopher J.).
Hume's social philosophy.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007
(DLC) 2007002165
(OCoLC)80180442
Named Person: David Hume
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Finlay
ISBN: 9781441137579 1441137572
OCLC Number: 741691197
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 202 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Hume's social contexts --
Philosophy in civil society --
Understanding 'life and action' --
Pride and esteem --
Sympathy, sociability and esteem : Hume's account of social relations --
Morality, justice, and government --
Hume's theory of civil society.
Series Title: Continuum studies in British philosophy.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Finlay.
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