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The Pursuits of Philosophy

An Introduction to the Life and Thought of David Hume

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674061682

Publication Date: 10/04/2011

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176 pages

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  • Note on References
  • Introduction
  • 1. Childhood and Youth: Loss of Faith and a Passion for Literature
  • 2. “At a Distance from Relations”: Writing His Treatise in France
  • 3. Hume after the Treatise
  • 4. Hume as Librarian and Historian
  • 5. Hume’s Life as a Man in the Public Eye
  • 6. Hume’s Final Years in Edinburgh
  • 7. Death and Character
  • Afterword
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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