Hume essays and treatises on several subjects

Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects

We may conclude, that the liberty of Britain is gone for ever when these attempts shall succeed. These sections helped a bit in understanding why the authors wrote what they did.

I enjoyed most of what I read. It held my interest throughout most of the book. I thought the book was well-written, considering it is a condensed form of a much larger body of work covering an enormous span of time. The general laws against sedition and libelling are at present as strong as they possibly can be made.

I think the parts I liked the most were the biographical sections about the various authors. Slavery has so frightful an aspect to men accustomed to freedom, that it must steal upon them by degrees, and must disguise itself in a thousand shapes, in order to be received.

Nothing can impose a farther restraint, but either the clapping an Imprimatur upon the press, or the giving to the court very large discretionary powers to punish whatever displeases them.

Overall, it was an interesting book. It is a mix of poems, short stories, and plays as well as essays and sections taken from non-fiction books.

I did not read every part of this book. But these concessions would be such a bare-faced violation of liberty, that they will probably be the last efforts of a despotic government.

I found myself enjoying far more of the poems and some of the plays than I thought I would. I enjoyed the book itself far more than I enjoyed the class as a whole.

I will say this: There were also large parts of what I read that I enjoyed. Perhaps someday I might [although I sincerely doubt it], but it will not be today. There were authors [mostly poets, but some fiction authors as well] whose works I would never have read had I not read this book.

The parts that I disliked were due more to a personal preference [or dislike] and not so much the fault of the authors. It was read for an online British Lit course I took.

The majority of the parts I read were interesting. It is seldom, that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. But, if the liberty o "It is a very comfortable reflection to the lovers of liberty, that this peculiar privilege of Britain is of a kind that cannot easily be wrested from us, but must last as long as our government remains, in any degree, free and independent.

But, if the liberty of the press ever be lost, it must be lost at once. But I was surprised to find myself enjoying most of what I read. I would say I probably actually read half of the book.Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary () is a two-volume compilation of essays by David Hume.

Part I includes the essays from Essays, The total two-part collection appeared within a larger collection of Hume's writings titled Essays and Treatises on Several Philosophy.

Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects did not contain the autobiography, but it was added to the first,posthumous edition of the History of England. In writing his autobiography, Hume anticipated the keen desire on the public’s part to know, in view of his scepticism about the claims of revealed religion, if he would face death with.

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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects [David Hume] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. David Hume () is the grand intellectual figure of the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Page - It appears that, in single instances of the operation of bodies, we never can, by our utmost scrutiny, discover any thing but one event following another, without being able to comprehend any force or power by which the cause operates, or any connexion between it and its supposed effect.5/5(1).

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