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1. Life and Character

1. Life and Character  

A. J. Ayer

in Hume: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854063
David Hume was born in Edinburgh in 1711. He attended the University of Edinburgh by age 12. Aged 23, he resolved to devote his life to philosophy, publishing his first book A Treatise of ... More
3. Bettering the human condition

3. Bettering the human condition  

John Robertson

in The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782411
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.003.0003
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9780199591787
‘Bettering the human condition’ explores human betterment in the 18th century’s moral philosophy, history, and political economy. The greatest originality of Enlightenment thought is found ... More

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