The Life of David Hume by Ernest C. Mossner

The Life of David Hume

byErnest C. Mossner

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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Mossner's Life of David Hume remains the standard biography of this great thinker and writer. First published in 1954, and updated in 1980, it is now reissued in paperback, in response to increased interest in Hume. E. C. Mossner was Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. 'Mossner's work is a quite remarkable scholarly achievement; it will be an indispensable tool for Hume scholars and a treasure-trove of information for all students of the intellectual and literary history of the eighteenth century' Richard H. Popkin in the Philological Quarterly 'This magnificent and exemplary work...has more than a biographical value. It is a study of intellectual reaction in the eighteenth century: a book for many readers, and not only for those of a philosophical turn.' C. E. Vulliamy in The Observer 'This is the work of a man thoroughly in love with his subject...this biography is the product of long and happy research. The length and the happiness both contribute to its merits.' The Times Literary Supplement

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E.C. Mossner was formerly Professor of English at the University of Texas.

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Title:The Life of David HumeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.57 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Student of Humanity, 1711-17442. Observer of Human Nature, 1744-17493. Distinguished Man of Letters, 1749-17634. Citizen of the World, 1763-17695. 'Saint David of Scotland', 1769-1776AppendicesTextual Supplement, Authorities Cited, General Bibliography, Index