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life of David Hume

Ernest Campbell Mossner

life of David Hume

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland
    • Subjects:
    • Hume, David, 1711-1776.,
    • Philosophers -- Scotland -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementErnest Campbell Mossner.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsB1497 .M65 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 709 p., [1] leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages709
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4739979M
      ISBN 100198243812
      LC Control Number78041137


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With his Calvinist family, young Hume faithfully attended services. Recommended Reading: Primary sources: David Hume, Philosophical Works, ed. by T. Green and T. Grose (Longmans, Green, ) David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, ed. by Ernest C. Mossner (Viking, ) David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, ed.

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