Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Department

English

Language

English

Publication Title

ELH: English Literary History

Abstract

The article discusses the aesthetic self-perception of philosopher David Hume in relation to a 1739 letter that he wrote to philosopher Francis Hutcheson. Hume's books "Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals," "The History of England," and "A Treatise of Human Nature" are cited. Topics include Hume's opinions on literature, his historiographical views, and his moralism.

Comments

This published version is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. For more information on the published version, visit Project Muse's Website.

Copyright © 2014 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in ELH: English Literary History, Volume 81, Issue 1, Spring, 2014, pages 143-165.

DOI

10.1353/elh.2014.0012

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