Essays – David Hume (1903)

S$57.00

Essays – David Hume (1903)

S$57.00

Title: Essays: Moral, Political and Literary

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Grant Richards, 1903

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. A small, compact book that manages to hold all 616 pages without compromising on readability. Spine badly rubbed and slightly frayed. Slight soiling to edges and tanning to pages. Some annotations in pencil, including underlining, but not extensive. Pocket size, 616pp.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1758) is a two-volume compilation of essays by David Hume. Part I includes the essays from Essays, Moral and Political, plus two essays from Four Dissertations. The content of this part largely covers political and aesthetic issues. Part II includes the essays from Political Discourses,[3] most of which develop economic themes. The total two-part collection appeared within a larger collection of Hume’s writings titled Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. This was a collaborative publication with the important Scottish bookseller Alexander Kincaid, with whom the bookseller Andrew Millar had a lucrative but sometimes difficult relationship.

Part I, Essay I, OF THE DELICACY OF TASTE AND PASSION
Part I, Essay II, OF THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS
Part I, Essay III, THAT POLITICS MAY BE REDUCED TO A SCIENCE
Part I, Essay IV, OF THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT
Part I, Essay V, OF THE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENT
Part I, Essay VI, OF THE INDEPENDENCY OF PARLIAMENT
Part I, Essay VII, WHETHER THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT INCLINES MORE TO ABSOLUTE MONARCHY, OR TO A REPUBLIC
Part I, Essay VIII, OF PARTIES IN GENERAL
Part I, Essay IX, OF THE PARTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN
Part I, Essay X, OF SUPERSTITION AND ENTHUSIASM
Part I, Essay XI, OF THE DIGNITY OR MEANNESS OF HUMAN NATURE
Part I, Essay XII, OF CIVIL LIBERTY
Part I, Essay XIII, OF ELOQUENCE
Part I, Essay XIV, OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
Part I, Essay XV, THE EPICUREAN
Part I, Essay XVI, THE STOIC
Part I, Essay XVII, THE PLATONIST
Part I, Essay XVIII, THE SCEPTIC
Part I, Essay XIX, OF POLYGAMY AND DIVORCES
Part I, Essay XX, OF SIMPLICITY AND REFINEMENT IN WRITING
Part I, Essay XXI, OF NATIONAL CHARACTERS
Part I, Essay XXII, OF TRAGEDY
Part I, Essay XXIII, OF THE STANDARD OF TASTE
Part II, Essay I, OF COMMERCE
Part II, Essay II, OF REFINEMENT IN THE ARTS
Part II, Essay III, OF MONEY
Part II, Essay IV, OF INTEREST
Part II, Essay V, OF THE BALANCE OF TRADE
Part II, Essay VI, OF THE JEALOUSY OF TRADE
Part II, Essay VII, OF THE BALANCE OF POWER
Part II, Essay VIII, OF TAXES
Part II, Essay IX, OF PUBLIC CREDIT
Part II, Essay X, OF SOME REMARKABLE CUSTOMS
Part II, Essay XI, OF THE POPULOUSNESS OF ANCIENT NATIONS
Part II, Essay XII, OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT
Part II, Essay XIII, OF PASSIVE OBEDIENCE
Part II, Essay XIV, OF THE COALITION OF PARTIES
Part II, Essay XV, OF THE PROTESTANT SUCCESSION
Part II, Essay XVI, IDEA OF A PERFECT COMMONWEALTH

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