Hume's Philosophical Politics

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CUP Archive, Jan 24, 1985 - History - 338 pages
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This is a study of Hume's political thought based on a survey of all his writings in their original and revised versions, with full reference to the works of predecessors and contemporaries, including journalists, pamphleteers and historians. Hume's political thinking is presented in its historical context as an innovative, 'philosophical', empirically based system of politics for a radical post-revolutionary age, and a political education for parochial, backward-looking party men.
 

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Contents

A modern theory of Natural Law
59
Political obligation for moderate men
91
Social experience and the uniformity of human nature
102
Scientific and vulgar Whiggism
125
Hume and
193
The primacy of political institutions
224
philosophical history
233
The limits of philosophical history
308
Appendix
324
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