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Essays Moral and Political

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1739 and 1740, David Hume was not devoting himself exclusively to his first publication, but was actively laying plans to reach a more popular audience. Within a few months after his return to ... More


A Military Embassy

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At Ninewells in July, David Hume, who had by no means given up the half-pay fight even though the War Office had turned down his petition, began a campaign against the Treasury. He was otherwise busy ... More


Autumnal Serenity

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0037
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The pleasant pattern of David Hume's last years in Edinburgh was customarily varied with country visits during the late summer, to the family home at Ninewells, to William Mure at Caldwell, to Sir ... More


The Humes of Ninewells

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume's forebears were of a moderate affluence, and sufficiently distinguished to warrant some pride of race in their most famous son. The Hume genealogy reflects a strong family personality, ... More


Boyhood at Ninewells

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In all that idyllic countryside of the Merse, there is no lovelier situation than the estate of Ninewells. The house itself stands on a bluff some 80 feet above the rushing waters of the Whiteadder. ... More


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