David Hume

David Hume

Description

In this compelling and accessible account of the life and thought of the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), Professor Christopher J. Berry of the University of Glasgow argues that the belief in the uniformity of human nature was at the heart of Hume's thought. In this volume, Berry introduces classic 'Humean' themes including the evolution of social institutions as an unintended consequence of the pursuit of self-interest, the importance of custom and habit in establishing rules of just conduct, and the defence of commerce and luxury. The book reveals Hume as an original thinker, whose thought may be understood as a combination of various strands of conservatism, libertarianism and liberalism.


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Details

Author(s)
Christopher J. Berry
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 231g
Publication date
14 Mar 2013
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic USA
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
144113123X
ISBN13
9781441131232
Bestsellers rank
2,732,061