Selected Essays

David Hume

David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher noted for his skepticism. But he also wrote a number of essays which had a significant influence on the evolution of constitutional government. The following are from a collection, Essays, Moral and Political, first published in 1748, and republished in 1777.


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