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David Hume: The Classical Theory of Money

Antoin E. Murphy

in The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses David Hume's background and contributions to macroeconomics. Hume's book, Political Discourses, consists mainly of essays—seven out of the twelve—on economic issues. Hume had ... More


Political Discourses

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/9780199243365.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

During the summer of 1751 David Hume had come to entertain so high an opinion of Robert Wallace as to permit him to read in manuscript form one of the papers that he was to publish the following year ... More


Achievement of Ambition

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/9780199243365.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The rise and progress of David Hume's reputation may be delineated through the opinions of certain influential periodicals, British and Continental, and of certain important individuals. The commonly ... More


“A Rising Reputation”: Hume’s Lifelong Pursuit of Economics

Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind

in A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226597447
eISBN:
9780226691251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691251.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

While first and foremost a philosopher, Hume’s education and experiences shaped him into an expert on economics. From a young age, Hume read economic discourse; his Early Memoranda (circa 1740) ... More


The Art of Balance

Grace Yukich

in One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988662
eISBN:
9780199346318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988662.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 highlights the differences between early New Sanctuary activists and the activists they increasingly needed to recruit for their specialized knowledge of either immigration politics or ... More


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