The Life of David Hume
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Ernest Campbell Mossner
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Life of David Hume by Ernest Campbell Mossner
Book DescriptionMossner's Life of David Hume remains the standard biography of this great thinker and writer. First published in 1954, and updated in 1980, it is now reissued in paperback, in response to increased interest in Hume. E. C. Mossner was Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. 'Mossner's work is a quite remarkable scholarly achievement; it will be an indispensable tool for Hume scholars and a treasure-trove of information for all students of the intellectual and literary history of the eighteenth century' Richard H. Popkin in the Philological Quarterly 'This magnificent and exemplary work...has more than a biographical value. It is a study of intellectual reaction in the eighteenth century: a book for many readers, and not only for those of a philosophical turn.' C. E. Vulliamy in The Observer 'This is the work of a man thoroughly in love with his subject...this biography is the product of long and happy research. The length and the happiness both contribute to its merits.' The Times Literary Supplement
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199243365
(217mm x 138mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith: VI: Correspondence, Hardback (July 1987)
A scholarly edition of correspondence by Adam Smith. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
Correspondence of Adam Smith, Paperback (January 1987)
This volume offers an engaging portrait of Smith through more than four hundred letters; also included are appendices with Smith's thoughts on the Contest with America and a collection of letters from Jeremy Bentham.
Treatise of Human Nature, Paperback (October 1985)» View all books by Ernest Campbell Mossner
A key to modern studies of 18th century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence, freedom and necessity and morality. This is abridged edition has an introduction which explains Hume's thought and places it in the context of its times.
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Author Biography - Ernest Campbell Mossner
E.C. Mossner was formerly Professor of English at the University of Texas.
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