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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Adam Potkay Mark G. Spencer. David Hume and Eighteenth-Century America , Rochester Studies in Philosophy (Rochester: Univ. of Rochester, 2005). Pp. 552. $90. ISBN 1-58046-118-2 Duke University Press 2007 Review Adam Potkay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Roger L. Emerson Roderick Graham. The Great Infi del: A Life of David Hume (East Linton: Tuckwell, 2004). Pp 448. £14.99 paper. ISBN 1-86232-228-7 Duke University Press 2007 Review Roger L. Emerson University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Adam Potkay The College of William & Mary 2001 Hume’s “Supplement to Gulliver”: The Medieval Volumes of The History of England Difference in Opinions hath cost many Million of Lives...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Robert D. Hume This essay asks us to rethink the evidentiary basis for the claims we make in historical scholarship and criticism. How certain can we be of what we think we know? What evidence do we have, and can it be tested or otherwise verified? Many biographical questions cannot be answered...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Robert D. Hume McGirr Elaine M. . Partial Histories: A Reappraisal of Colley Cibber ( London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 ). Pp. ix + 210 . $99.99 Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3, September 2019...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Robert D. Hume Little scholarly attention has been devoted to the dramaturgy of Handel's operas, which seems secondary to musical and circumstantial matters of venue and performers. This article argues that important things can be learned by attempting to categorize, analyze, and assess...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... research shows that controversial pamphlets contemporaneous with Richardson's novel discussed the refusal of Quakers to pay tithes by using the same phrase, an intriguing circumstance as Pamela attends a masquerade dressed as a Quaker. Professor Hume's paper details how little we know about many aspects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... literary patrons, notably David Hume, Joseph Spence, James Beattie, and Henry Mackenzie. The discussion focuses upon Blacklock’s substantial vernacular verse epistle “To the Revd Mr. Oliver On receiving a collection of Scotch poems from him,” published here for the first time in its entirety (see appendix...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Dialogues were revised last minute to include a response to David Hume’s History of England under the House of Tudor (1759) and explores how Hurd’s Letters on Chivalry and romance engages with the James Macpherson Ossian controversy of the 1760s. It examines the challenge that the recovery of a supposedly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
...John Richardson This essay examines Tristram Shandy in the context of philosophers and thinkers such as Hume, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson, focusing on how the novel represents war, and how it raises questions about sympathetic responses to war. I will argue that Sterne is concerned...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 108–114.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Timothy M. Costelloe Harris James A. . Hume: An Intellectual Biography . ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2015 ). Pp. xiii + 621 . $55 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Review Essay Liars by Profession...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
...: Routledge, 2007). Pp. x + 266. $135 Deborah Valenze. The Social Life of Money in the English Past (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. xiii + 308. $65 hardcover. $23.99 paper Carl Wennerlind and Margaret Schabas, eds. David Hume's Political Economy. Studies in Political Economy 89 (New York...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... interest in global marriage practices and the work of David Hume (and, implicitly, of other philosophers), who used those practices as a basis for conceptualizing the universal category “human nature.” The essay thereby provides a fresh framework within which to view...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Hume became Britain’s best-known skeptic. Hume fi gures high on Johnson’s list of well- known intellectual enemies, and yet once again, a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down will not settle the question of Johnson’s attitude toward him. Johnson had few complimentary things to say about Hume — “He...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of philosophical problems and disagreements, covering a period from the mid- eighteenth century to the 1780s. Sebastiani begins by considering Montesquieu (a monogenist) and Hume (a polygenist), whose philosophical encounter in 1748, she persuasively claims, set the terms for all subsequent Scottish Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 48–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... analysis of the two key think- ers—Hume and Vico; and traced the evolution of the study of political econ- omy in each locale after 1740. The result is a persuasive, insightful study of how we can understand such a complex yet ultimately coherent phenomenon as the Enlightenment. Robertson’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
... how the personal and amatory discourse of heterosexual courtship serves the ends of the ostensibly public discourse of gallantry involved in the progress of politeness. With more precise logic, David Hume likewise suggests an organic unity between the prac...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
... methodological guns. A few decades later, the Jacobite historian Thomas Carte and the Whig- gish David Hume agreed that the British History was so much fancy. “Even in points which carry with them an air of probability,” Carte wrote, “there is no depending upon [Geoffrey’s] relations.”22 David Hume went...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... too closely when studying human beings. In his Treatise of Human Nature (1739 – ​­40), David Hume would point to the problems of designing experiments to test theories concerning people, even though his subtitle announces the book’s program as “an Attempt to Intro- duce the Experimental Method...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 2013
... considers a range of figures who discussed enthusiasm, from Locke, to Shaftesbury and Hume. Rosenberg explores how eighteenth-­ century historicist thought relied on analyzing enthusiasm as well as how reli- gious historicism was itself bound up with histories of capital accumulation. The second...