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    The Friendship Between Two Great Thinkers: David Hume and Adam Smith.Viorel Tutui - 2018 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 10 (2):611-618.
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    [REVIEW] Tamás Demeter, David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry, Boston: Brill, 2016. [REVIEW]Matias Kimi Slavov - 2017 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 6 (1):207-212.
    Up till this day one cannot find much scholarship which situates Hume in the context of early modern natural philosophy. Tamás Demeter's new book, David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism, does a spectacular job in filling this gap. His monograph is the most comprehensive pursuit to understand Hume's place in the Newtonian tradition of natural philosophy. Demeter specifies Hume's place both in the context of Newtonian moral philosophy and Newtonian chemistry and physiology.
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    David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism.Tamas Demeter - 2016 - Brill.
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    Hume In and Out of Scottish Context.Mikko Tolonen & James A. Harris - 2015 - In Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris (eds.), Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter considers the extent to which David Hume is properly regarded as a Scottish philosopher at all. It begins by looking at A Treatise of Human Nature and argues that there is little, if any, discernible connection between it and either the education Hume received at Edinburgh or what was going on in Scottish letters in the 1720s and 1730s. It also explores ways in which Hume, like William Robertson, engaged with and subverted the usual tropes of Scottish history (...)
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    Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the Eighteenth Century. [REVIEW]Dabney Townsend - 2005 - Hume Studies 31 (1):184-186.
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    Society and Sentiment: Genres of Historical Writing in Britain, 1740–1820. [REVIEW]Mark G. Spencer - 2001 - Hume Studies 27 (1):186-190.
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    Hume and the 1763 Edition of His History of England: His Frame of Mind as a Revisionist.Frederic L. van Holthoon - 1997 - Hume Studies 23 (1):133-152.
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    Hume in the Gottingische Anzeigen: 1739-1800.Manfred Kuehn - 1987 - Hume Studies 13 (1):46-73.
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    David Hume and John Home: Two New Letters.Gerhard Streminger - 1984 - Hume Studies 10 (1):81-83.
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    Eighteenth-Century Arguments for Immortality and Johnson's Rasselas.Robert G. Walker - 1977 - English Literary Studies, University of Victoria.
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    The Eighteenth Century Background.George H. Sabine & Basil Willey - 1942 - Philosophical Review 51 (3):335.
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    Hume and the Scottish Shakespeare.Ernest Campbell Mossner - 1940
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    Hume: An Intellectual Biography. [REVIEW]John P. Wright - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 25 (4):823-832.
    This is a review article discussing James Harris’s excellent study of David Hume’s full philosophical career including his epistemology, moral philosophy, politics, economics, religion, and history. Harris argues against a common view that in his later writings Hume is merely working out and developing the ideas of his Treatise of Human Nature. He even argues that Hume’s two Enquiries are substantially new works and not mere recasting of his youthful Treatise. Harris writes that philosophy for Hume is a ‘a style (...)
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    A Review of Alexander Broadie's A History of Scottish Philosophy. [REVIEW]Elena Yi-Jia Zeng - 2018 - NTU Philosophical Review 56:177-202.
    Scottish philosophy and intellectual history have become the increasingly fashionable fields of academic studies. Alexander Broadie, one of the pioneers and an accomplished scholar of the Scottish Enlightenment, returns to the basic question, namely, “what is Scottish philosophy?”, and presents a comprehensive work on the history of Scottish philosophy. Broadie successfully elucidates the nature and significance of Scottish philosophy both historically and philosophically. He argues that Scottish philosophy must be studied in its historical context, for it is not only a (...)
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    Critical Notice: James A Harris’ Hume: An Intellectual Biography, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.Anders Kraal - 2018 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):129-141.
    James Harris’s new Hume biography offers, among other things, ‘a series of conjectures as to what Hume’s intentions were in writing in the particular ways that he did about human nature, politics, economics, history, and religion’. The biography is particularly novel with regard to Hume’s intentions when writing about religion, which, Harris argues, were rather benign. Harris fails to appreciate the full extent of the difficulties attaching to his series of conjectures, however.
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    El nacimiento de la estética moderna: D. Hume y A.G. Baumgarten. La estética como ciencia del conocimiento sensitivo / The birth of modern aesthetics. Aesthetics as the science of sensitive knowledge: D. Hume and A.G. Baumgarten. [REVIEW]Paula Lizarraga Gutiérrez - 2017 - Cauriensia 12:491-512.
    En este artículo se plantea el nacimiento de la Estética moderna a partir de la tradición filosófica empirista y racionalista. Se analizan sus aportes al campo de la Estética como disciplinas filosóficas, sus aciertos y sus errores, y se plantea una solución intermedia para elevar esta disciplina al ámbito científico que pasaría por un fundamento realista moderado que articulara el conocimiento sensible.
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    Reviews: Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding; Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century. [REVIEW]Gordon Graham - 2007 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 5 (2):229-230.
    Stephen Buckle, Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding Cambridge University Press 2007 pp 232 + xli ISBN 0-521-60403-6 David Womersley, Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund 2006 ISBN 0-86597-629-5.
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    The Composition, Reception, and Early Influence of Hume’s Essays and Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.Mark G. Spencer - 2018 - In Andrew Valls & Angela Coventry (eds.), David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society. Yale University Press. pp. 241-264.
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    Hume, the Philosophy of Science and the Scientific Tradition.Matias Slavov - 2018 - In Angela Coventry & Alex Sager (eds.), The Humean Mind. New York: pp. 388-402.
    Although the main focus of Hume’s career was in the humanities, his work also has an observable role in the historical development of natural sciences after his time. To show this, I shall center on the relation between Hume and two major figures in the history of the natural sciences: Charles Darwin (1809–1882) and Albert Einstein (1879–1955). Both of these scientists read Hume. They also found parts of Hume’s work useful to their sciences. Inquiring into the relations between Hume and (...)
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    Hume and Smith Studies After Forbes and Trevor-Roper.Max Skjönsberg - forthcoming - European Journal of Political Theory.
    The ‘Scottish Enlightenment’ has fostered a steadily growing academic industry since Duncan Forbes and Hugh Trevor-Roper put the subject on the map in the 1960s. David Hume and Adam Smith have from the start been widely considered as its leading thinkers, and their thoughts on politics have attracted an increasing amount of attention in recent years. Two new publications invite readers to reflect on the state of the art in Scottish Enlightenment studies in general, and especially Hume and Smith scholarship. (...)
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    Dennis C. Rasmussen, The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought. Princeton, United States: Princeton University Press, 2017. ISBN 9780691177014, $29.95, Hbk. [REVIEW]Paul Mulholland - forthcoming - Journal of Value Inquiry:1-4.
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    Review of Tamás Demeter. David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry. [REVIEW]Stefanie Rocknak - forthcoming - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science.
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    The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought.Emily C. Nacol - forthcoming - Contemporary Political Theory:1-4.
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    Review of James Harris, Hume: An Intellectual Biography. [REVIEW]Paul Russell - 2016 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 1.
    James A. Harris's biography of David Hume is the first such study to appear since Ernest Mossner's The Life of David Hume (1954). Unlike Mossner, Harris aims to write a specifically "intellectual biography", one that gives "a complete picture of Hume's ideas" and "relates Hume's works to the circumstances in which they were conceived and written" (vii). Harris's study turns on four central theses or claims about the character of Hume's thought and how it is structured and developed. The claims (...)
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    Review of Willie Henderson's The Origins of David Hume's Economics. London and New York: Routledge, 2010, 228 Pp. [REVIEW]Christopher J. Berry - 2011 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 4 (1):108.
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    David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry. [REVIEW]Alessio Vaccari - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (1):221-224.
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    David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry.James A. Harris - 2018 - Philosophical Quarterly 68 (271):419-421.
    David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry. By Demeter Tamás.
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    Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume: The Letter to Strahan and Related Texts.Dennis C. Rasmussen (ed.) - 2018 - Lexington Books.
    This volume centers on an annotated edition of a short, controversial work that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume. It also includes several related texts as well as an extensive editor’s introduction.
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    The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought by Dennis C. Rasmussen. [REVIEW]Lauren Kopajtic - 2018 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 56 (2):376-377.
    The philosophical friendship between David Hume and Adam Smith spanned almost thirty years and influenced several of the greatest productions of the Scottish Enlightenment, but it has never before been the subject of a book-length study. Rasmussen’s accessible account of the friendship between Hume and Smith remedies this and tells an engaging story about these two “dearest” friends.Rasmussen’s story unfolds chronologically, with each chapter focusing largely on either Hume or Smith. The major events of their friendship are dutifully covered, including (...)
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    TEN. Hume, Judge of le Bon David.John T. Scott & Robert Zaretsky - 2017 - In John T. Scott & Robert Zaretsky (eds.), The Philosophers' Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding. Yale University Press. pp. 149-169.
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    David Hume nach 300 Jahren. Historische Kontexte und systematische Perspektiven.Brosow Frank & Klemme Heiner (eds.) - 2014 - Mentis.
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    A Bibliography of David Hume and of Scottish Philosophy From Francis Hutcheson to Lord Balfour.T. E. Jessop - 1939 - Philosophy 14 (54):236-236.
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    Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment : ‘Industry, Knowledge and Humanity.’ By Roger L. Emerson. [REVIEW]Max Grober - 2012 - Hume Studies 38 (2):243-247.
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    The Bibliothèque Raisonnée Review of Volume 3 of the Treatise: Authorship, Text, and Translation.David Fate Norton & Dario Perinetti - 2006 - Hume Studies 32 (1):3-52.
    The review of volume 3 of Hume’s Treatise, a review that appeared in the Bibliothèque raisonnée in the spring of 1741, was the first published responseto Hume’s ethical theory. This review is also of interest because of questions that have arisen about its authorship and that of the earlier review of volume 1 of the Treatise in the same journal. In Part 1 of this paper we attribute to Pierre Des Maizeaux the notice of vols. 1 and 2 of the (...)
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    The Early Progress of Hume's Thinking.Lester Embree - 1979 - International Studies in Philosophy 11:103-121.
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    The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy Ed. By Knud Haakonssen.Stephen Buckle - 2014 - Hume Studies 40 (2):305-309.
    The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy is a massive achievement, and in more than one sense. The most obvious is its sheer bulk: two volumes totalling 1400 pages, including over 150 pages of bibliography and index and another 100 pages of biobibliographical appendix. This last item, as its name suggests, provides thumbnail biographies of all the main figures referred to in the volumes together with a list of all their main publications with publication dates and also a short list of (...)
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    Skepticism and Natural Religion in Hume's Treatise.Paul Russell - 1988 - Journal of the History of Ideas 49 (2):247.
    My principal objective in this essay will be to show that the widely held view that Hume's Treatise' is not significantly or "directly" concerned with problems of religion is seriously mistaken.2 I shall approach this issue by way of an examination of a major skeptical theme which runs throughout the Treatise, namely, Hume's skepticism regarding the powers of demonstrative reason. In this paper I shall be especially concerned to bring to light the full significance of this skeptical theme by placing (...)
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    Newton y la ciencia del hombre de David Hume.Alejandro Ordieres - 2015 - Philosophica 2015 (47-48):93-117.
    The Treatise of Human Nature finds its full meaning in the interpretative cultural environment in which it was written. This article aims to point out the strong influence that the Newtonian system exerted in the young Hume and how the rejection of hidden causes and the search for an observable common cause are the guide that inspires Hume to look for the principles of the science of man denying, therefore, an a priori access to universal truths, establishing the scientific observation (...)
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    Hume’s Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?Paul Russell - 2007 - The Monist 90 (2):182-199.
    Hume’s famous and influential contributions to the philosophy of religion pursue two broad themes that have deep links with his general sceptical and naturalistic commitments throughout his philosophy as a whole.1 The first is his sceptical critique of the philosophical arguments and doctrines of various (Christian) theological systems. The second is his naturalistic account of the origins and roots of religion in human nature. Taken together, these two themes serve to advance Hume’s “Lucretian mission”, which was to discredit and dislodge (...)
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    Critical Notice: James A Harris’ Hume: An Intellectual Biography, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. [REVIEW]Anders Kraal - 2018 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):129-141.
    James Harris’s new Hume biography offers, among other things, ‘a series of conjectures as to what Hume’s intentions were in writing in the particular ways that he did about human nature, politics, economics, history, and religion’. The biography is particularly novel with regard to Hume’s intentions when writing about religion, which, Harris argues, were rather benign. Harris fails to appreciate the full extent of the difficulties attaching to his series of conjectures, however.
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    “Waving a Mouchoir À la Wilkes”: Hume, Radicalism and the North Briton*: Ben Dew.Ben Dew - 2009 - Modern Intellectual History 6 (2):235-260.
    This article examines the use of David Hume's political writing by the extra-parliamentary opposition writers of the 1760s and early 1770s. The disturbances surrounding the publication of North Briton 45 and Wilkes's abortive attempts to become MP for Middlesex attracted a level of public support which was remarkable for its size, social diversity and ideological coherence. Hume, as is well known, reacted angrily to this growth in popular politics, condemning both the “mobs” that swept through London in the latter part (...)
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    The Necessity or Expediency of the Churches Inquiring Into the Writings of David Hume Esquire and Calling the Author to Answer Before the Spiritual Courts. [REVIEW]Kenneth Stunkel - 2017 - The European Legacy 22 (4):511-512.
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    Deleuze's Hume: Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment. [REVIEW]Simon Scott - 2014 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 8 (1):152-156.
  44. added 2016-12-12
    Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought: Hume, Johnson, Marat.Stephan Miller - 2001 - Bucknell University Press.
    In recent years there has been an extended debate about Enlightenment thought. Though many scholars have concluded that there were several 'Enlightenments,' some continue to make generalizations about the Englightenment and some speak about 'the Enlightment agenda.' After discussing the cult of the deathbed scene in eighteenth-century Britain and France, the author looks at three currents of Enlightment thought implicit in the deathbed 'projects' of David Hume, Samuel Johnson, and Jean Paul Marat. Although Hume and Johnson hold profoundly different views (...)
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    The Eighteenth Century Background.Richard H. Green - 1942 - Modern Schoolman 19 (4):79-79.
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    Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment.Thomas W. Merrill - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Methinks I am like a man, who having narrowly escap'd shipwreck', David Hume writes in A Treatise of Human Nature, 'has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe'. With these words, Hume begins a memorable depiction of the crisis of philosophy and his turn to moral and political philosophy as the path forward. In this groundbreaking work, Thomas W. Merrill (...)
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    From Cudworth to Hume: Cambridge Platonism and the Scottish Enlightenment.Sarah Hutton - 2012 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 42 (S1):8-26.
    This paper argues that the Cambridge Platonists had stronger philosophical links to Scottish moral philosophy than the received history allows. Building on the work of Michael Gill who has demonstrated links between ethical thought of More, Cudworth and Smith and moral sentimentalism, I outline some links between the Cambridge Platonists and Scottish thinkers in both the seventeenth century and the eighteenth century. I then discuss Hume's knowledge of Cudworth, in Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, The (...)
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    The Sceptical Realism of David Hume.Don Garrett & John P. Wright - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (1):131.
  49. added 2016-05-19
    The Scottish Philosophy: Biographical, Expository, Critical, From Hutcheson to Hamilton.James McCosh - 1966 - Cambridge University Press.
    James McCosh, the Scottish philosopher, graduated from the University of Glasgow, spent some time as a minister in the Church of Scotland but then returned to philosophy and spent most of his career at Princeton University. The eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment had many influential philosophers at its core. In this book, first published in 1875, McCosh outlines the theories of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophers and identifies Scottish philosophy as a distinct school of thought. He summarises both the merits and the possible (...)
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    James Harris, Hume: An Intellectual Biography.Wade L. Robison - 2016 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 14 (2):137-151.
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