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Author: David Hume; Stephen Copley; Andrew Edgar
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008, ©1993.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hume; Stephen Copley; Andrew Edgar
ISBN: 9780199540303 0199540306
OCLC Number: 260085572
Notes: Originally published as a World's classics paperback, 1996; reissued as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 1998.
Description: xxvi, 410 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Of essay writing --
Of the middle station of life --
Of the delicacy of taste and passion --
That politics may be reduced to a science --
Of the first principles of government --
Of the origin of government --
Of the parties of Great Britain --
Of superstition and enthusiasm --
Of the dignity or meanness of human nature --
Of civil liberty --
Of the rise and progress of the arts and sciences --
The epicurean --
The stoic --
The Platonist --
The sceptic --
Of national characters --
Of tragedy --
Of the standard of taste --
Of commerce --
Of refinement in the arts --
Of interest --
Of the balance of trade --
Of public credit --
Of some remarkable customs --
Of the populousness of ancient nations --
Of the original contract --
Of the Protestant succession --
Idea of a perfect commonwealth --
On suicide --
On the immortality of the soul.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: David Hume ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Copley and Andrew Edgar.
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This reviewer found Copley and Edgar's edition to be the easiest to read, and as such it may be appropriate for less experienced students of Hume's work. Scottish Tradition

 
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