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David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society

David Hume Angela Coventry Andrew Valls



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Yale University
15 January 2019
Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy
A compact and accessible edition of Hume's political and moral writings with essays by a distinguished set of contributors A key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume was a major influence on thinkers ranging from Kant and Schopenhauer to Einstein and Popper, and his writings continue to be deeply relevant today. With four essays by leading Hume scholars exploring his complex intellectual legacy, this volume presents an overview of Hume's moral, political, and social philosophy.

Editors Angela Coventry and Andrew Valls bring together a selection of writings from Hume's most important works, with contributors placing them in their appropriate context and offering a lively discourse on the relevance of Hume's thought to contemporary subjects like reason's dependence on emotion and the importance of social convention in political and economic behavior. Perfect for classroom use, this volume is an invaluable companion for anyone studying an important thinker who advanced the development of moral philosophy, economics, cognitive science, and many other fields of the Western tradition.
By:   David Hume
Edited by:   Angela Coventry, Andrew Valls
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9780300207149
ISBN 10:   030020714X
Series:   Rethinking the Western Tradition
Pages:   408
Publication Date:   15 January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

David Hume (1711-1776) is the author of several important works, including A Treatise of Human Nature and An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals. Angela Coventry is former executive vice president of the Hume Society and associate professor of philosophy at Portland State University. Andrew Valls is associate professor of political science at Oregon State University.

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