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David Hume - Prophet of the Counter-Revolution

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David Hume - Prophet of the Counter-Revolution

Laurence L. Bongie, “David Hume - Prophet of the Counter-Revolution”
Liberty Fund Inc. | 2000-03-01 | ISBN: 0865972087 | 235 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Though Edmund Burke is usually identified as the first to articulate the principles of a modern conservative political tradition, he was actually preceded by a Scotsman who is better known for espousing a brilliant concept of scepticism. David Hume was undoubtedly the eighteenth-century British writer whose works were most widely known and acclaimed on the Continent during the later Enlightenment period. Hume's impact [in France] was of undeniable importance, greater even for a time than the related influence of Burke, although it represents a contribution to French counter-revolutionary thought which, unlike that of Burke, has been almost totally ignored by historians to this day.





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