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David Hume

By: Berry, Christopher J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Major conservative and libertarian thinkers; Volume 3.Publisher: New Delhi Bloomsbury 2013Description: xiv, 176 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9789387146327.Subject(s): Hume, David - 1711-1776 | Hume, David - Political views | Ethics, Modern | Political science - Philosophy | Political and social viewsDDC classification: 192 Summary: 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 defense 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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Originally published, London: Continuum, 2009.

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 defense 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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