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The Great Infidel: A Life of David Hume
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This complete life story of David Hume, one of Scotland’s greatest thinkers, follows the Enlightenment from its early roots to its full blossoming in 18th-century Edinburgh. Using original sources, many for the first time, this biography details every aspect of the philosopher’s life—from the lukewarm reception of his now pivotal work, A Treatise of Human Nature, to the fame and near excommunication brought about by his famous Essays Moral and Political and The History of England. Also detailed are the stories behind his nickname, “The Great Infidel,” the numerous guests seeking an invitation to dine at his table, and his lengthy intellectual involvement with a married aristocrat. This work is a well-rounded picture of the man, the century in which he lived, his famous ideas, and above all, his humanity.
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