David Hume

  • Linda A. Bell
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


Scottish empiricist, moral and political philosopher, historian, and economist, 1711–1776, who, unable to secure an academic appointment and dominated by a “love of literary fame,” suffered severe disappointment as his major philosophical works “fell dead-born from the press” yet lived to see them receive the recognition they deserved.


Academic Appointment Pernicious Consequence Independent Race Mentary Gratification Chief Counsellor 
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© The HUMANA Press Inc. 1983

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