David Hume: The Philosopher as Historian

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A giant of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, David Hume was one of the most important philosophers ever to write in English. He was also a brilliant historian. In this succinct study, Nicholas Phillipson shows how Hume freed history from religion and politics. As a philosopher, Hume sought a way of seeing the world and pursuing happiness independently of a belief in God. His groundbreaking approach applied the same outlook to Britain's history, showing how the past was shaped solely through human choices and actions. In ...

David Hume: The Philosopher as Historian 2012, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300181661

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David Hume: The Philosopher as Historian 2011, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140287295

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