Selected Essays - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • Selected Essays - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

Selected Essays - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (editor)
£10.99
Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 12/06/2008
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

In his writings, David Hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. This collection, drawing largely on his Essays Moral, Political, and Literary (1776 edition), which was even more popular than his famous Treatise of Human Nature, comprehensively shows how far he succeeded.

From `Of Essay Writing' to `Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences' Hume embraces a staggering range of social, cultural, political, demographic, and historical concerns. With the scope typical of the Scottish Enlightenment, he charts the state of civil society, manners, morals, and taste, and the development of political economy in the mid-eighteenth century. These essays represent not only those areas where Hume's arguments are revealingly typical of his day, but also where he is strikingly innovative in a period already famous for its great thinkers.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199540303
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 195 x 128 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This reviewer found Copley and Edgar's edition to be the easiest to read, and as such it may be appropriate for less experienced students of Hume's work. - Scottish Tradition

You may also be interested in...

The White Album
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
In Italy
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
By the River
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
On Women
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Things I Don't Want to Know
Added to basket
The Book Against Death
Added to basket
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
Like Love
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Cairn
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Books v. Cigarettes
Added to basket
Down and Out in Paris and London
Added to basket
Manifesto
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Cost of Living
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Language of War
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: