Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

David Hume
Hume, David
(1711-1776)
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Editor/Trans.
Eugene F. Miller, ed.
First Pub. Date
1742
Publisher/Edition
Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, Inc.
Liberty Fund, Inc.
Pub. Date
1987
Comments
Includes Political Discourses (1752), "My Own Life," by David Hume, and a letter by Adam Smith.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover
Table of Contents
About the Book and Author
Foreword, by Eugene F. Miller
Editor's Note, by Eugene F. Miller
Note to the Revised Edition
My Own Life, by David Hume
Letter from Adam Smith, L.L.D. to William Strahan, Esq.
PART I
I.I OF THE DELICACY OF TASTE AND PASSION
I.II OF THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS
I.III THAT POLITICS MAY BE REDUCED TO A SCIENCE
I.IV OF THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT
I.V OF THE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENT
I.VI OF THE INDEPENDENCY OF PARLIAMENT
I.VII WHETHER THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT INCLINES MORE TO ABSOLUTE MONARCHY, OR TO A REPUBLIC
I.VIII OF PARTIES IN GENERAL
I.IX OF THE PARTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN
I.X OF SUPERSTITION AND ENTHUSIASM
I.XI OF THE DIGNITY OR MEANNESS OF HUMAN NATURE
I.XII OF CIVIL LIBERTY
I.XIII OF ELOQUENCE
I.XIV OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
I.XV THE EPICUREAN
I.XVI THE STOIC
I.XVII THE PLATONIST
I.XVIII THE SCEPTIC
I.XIX OF POLYGAMY AND DIVORCES
I.XX OF SIMPLICITY AND REFINEMENT IN WRITING
I.XXI OF NATIONAL CHARACTERS
I.XXII OF TRAGEDY
I.XXIII OF THE STANDARD OF TASTE
PART II [Political Discourses]
II.I OF COMMERCE
II.II OF REFINEMENT IN THE ARTS
II.III OF MONEY
II.IV OF INTEREST
II.V OF THE BALANCE OF TRADE
II.VI OF THE JEALOUSY OF TRADE
II.VII OF THE BALANCE OF POWER
II.VIII OF TAXES
II.IX OF PUBLIC CREDIT
II.X OF SOME REMARKABLE CUSTOMS
II.XI OF THE POPULOUSNESS OF ANCIENT NATIONS
II.XII OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT
II.XIII OF PASSIVE OBEDIENCE
II.XIV OF THE COALITION OF PARTIES
II.XV OF THE PROTESTANT SUCCESSION
II.XVI IDEA OF A PERFECT COMMONWEALTH
PART III Essays Withdrawn and Unpublished
III.I OF ESSAY-WRITING
III.II OF MORAL PREJUDICES
III.III OF THE MIDDLE STATION OF LIFE
III.IV OF IMPUDENCE AND MODESTY
III.V OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE
III.VI OF THE STUDY OF HISTORY
III.VII OF AVARICE
III.VIII A CHARACTER OF SIR ROBERT WALPOLE
III.IX OF SUICIDE
III.X OF THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
Variant Readings
Glossary
Footnotes to Part I
Footnotes to Parts II-III
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