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The Life of David Hume

Ernest C. Mossner


This biography of the great thinker and writer, David Hume, was first published in 1954, and updated in 1980. This life story is now reissued in paperback, in response to an overwhelming interest in Hume's ideas. Containing more than a simple biography, this work is also a study of intellectual reaction in the eighteenth century. Included in this new edition are a detailed bibliography, index, and textual supplements.

Keywords: biography, David Hume, intellectual reaction, eighteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest C. Mossner, author
University of Texas

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PART 1 Student of Humanity 1711–1744

Part II Observer of Human Nature 1744–1749

Part III Distinguished Man of Letters 1749–1763

Part IV Citizen of the World 1763–1769

Part V “Saint David of Scotland” 1769–1776