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David Hume

Prophet of the Counter-Revolution



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David Hume by Laurence L. Bongie
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Though Edmund Burke is usually identified as the first to articulate the principles of a modern conservative political tradition, he was actually preceded by a Scotsman who is better known for espousing a brilliant concept of scepticism. David Hume was undoubtedly the eighteenth-century British writer whose works were most widely known and acclaimed on the Continent during the later Enlightenment period. Hume's impact [in France] was of undeniable importance, greater even for a time than the related influence of Burke, although it represents a contribution to French counter-revolutionary thought which, unlike that of Burke, has been almost totally ignored by historians to this day.

Author Biography

Laurence L Bongie is Professor Emeritus of French at the University of British Columbia.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2000
Foreword by Donald W. Livingston
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
Liberty Fund Inc
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