Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary (Volume I of II) Publishing
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David Hume (1711-1776) is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures in the history of the Scottish Enlightenment and Western philosophy. A Scottish born historian, philosopher, economist, and essayist, Hume is especially known for his concentration in philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He is often grouped with a handful of other British Empiricists of the time such as John Locke and George Berkeley. As a strong empiricist and a prominent figure in the skeptical philosophical tradition, Hume strove to create a total naturalistic approach to the "science of man" that examined the psychological basis of human nature. He is chiefly known today for his work, "Treatise of Human Nature" (1739), a treatment on human cognition that includes important statements of his skepticism and experimental method. Almost twenty years later, he produced a collection of essays that gained favorable response to the public. "Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary" (1758) is a two volume compilation of essays by David Hume. Part I includes the essays that largely cover political and aesthetic issues, while Part II delves into economic themes.
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  • Title page
  • PART I.
  • Essay I.-Of The Delicacy Of Taste And Passion.
  • Essay II.-Of The Liberty Of The Press.
  • Essay III.-That Politics May Be Reduced To A Science.
  • Essay IV.-Of the First Principles of Government.
  • Essay V.-Of the Origin of Government.
  • Essay VI.-On the Independency of Parliament.
  • Essay VII.-Whether the British Government inclines more to Absolute Monarchy, or to a Republic.
  • Essay VIII.-Of Parties in General.
  • Essay IX.-Of the Parties of Great Britain.
  • Essay X.-Of Superstition and Enthusiasm.
  • Essay XI.-Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature.
  • Essay XII.-Of Civil Liberty.
  • Essay XIII.-Of Eloquence.
  • Essay XIV.-Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences.
  • Essay XV.-The Epicurean.
  • Essay XVI.-The Stoic.
  • Essay XVII.-The Platonist.
  • Essay XVIII.-The Sceptic.
  • Essay XIX.-Of Polygamy and Divorces.
  • Essay XX.-Of Simplicity and Refinement in Writing.
  • Essay XXI.-Of National Characters.
  • Essay XXII.-Of Tragedy.
  • Essay XXIII.-Of the Standard of Taste.
  • PART II.
  • Essay I.-Of Commerce.
  • Essay II.-Of Refinement in the Arts.
  • Essay III.-Of Money.
  • Essay IV.-Of Interest.
  • Essay V.-Of the Balance of Trade.
  • Essay VI.-Of the Jealousy of Trade.
  • Essay VII.-Of the Balance of Power.
  • Essay VIII.-Of Taxes.
  • Essay IX.-Of Public Credit.
  • Essay X.-Of Some Remarkable Customs.
  • Essay XI.-Of the Populousness of Ancient Nations.
  • Essay XII.-Of the Original Contract.
  • Essay XIII.-Of Passive Obedience.
  • Essay XIV.-Of the Coalition Of Parties.
  • Essay XV.-Of the Protestant Succession.
  • Essay XVI.-Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth.

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