in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print March 1984 | ISBN: 9780198246589
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681028 | DOI:

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This chapter begins by summarizing the philosophical and ideological elements in Hume's political thought. It then reviews his main ideological commitments. This is followed by a comparison between Hume, Adam Smith, and Edmund Burke. It is argued that while Smith was a liberal, Burke a conservative, and Hume a mixture of the two, all three agreed closely in matters of basic ideology.

Keywords: Hume; political thought; Adam Smith; Edmund Burke

Chapter.  8194 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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