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The Resource David Hume's political theory : law, commerce, and the constitution of government, Neil McArthur

David Hume's political theory : law, commerce, and the constitution of government, Neil McArthur

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David Hume's political theory : law, commerce, and the constitution of government
Title
David Hume's political theory
Title remainder
law, commerce, and the constitution of government
Statement of responsibility
Neil McArthur
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Hume (1711-1776) is perhaps best known for his treatises on problems of epistemology, skepticism and causation. A less familiar side of his intellectual achievement is his work on legal and political theory. David Hume's Political Theory examines Hume's diverse writings on law and government and argues that the philosopher had developed a coherent and persuasive theory of politics." "Through close textual analysis, Neil McArthur suggests that the key to Hume's political theory lies in its distinction between barbarous and civilized government. In this study, the author explores Hume's argument that a society's progress from barbarism to civilization depends on the legal and political system by which it is governed. In contrast to many Humean scholars, McArthur demonstrates that the skepticism apparent in much of Hume's work does not necessarily entail a strict conservative ideology; in fact, Hume's political theory emphasized many liberal virtues as well."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McArthur, Neil
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Political science
  • Idées politiques
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Politieke theorie
Label
David Hume's political theory : law, commerce, and the constitution of government, Neil McArthur
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hume's indissoluble chain -- Barbarous government and the perils of discretion -- General laws and civilized government -- Luxury and the ancient states -- The case of Britain -- Hume's precautionary conservatism
Control code
ocn608203087
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442631441
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt575t4
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608203087
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
David Hume's political theory : law, commerce, and the constitution of government, Neil McArthur
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hume's indissoluble chain -- Barbarous government and the perils of discretion -- General laws and civilized government -- Luxury and the ancient states -- The case of Britain -- Hume's precautionary conservatism
Control code
ocn608203087
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442631441
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt575t4
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608203087
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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