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Hume: History of England

This is a Reading List based upon a Liberty Fund Conference on “Essaying Liberty in Hume’s History of England in the Reigns of James I and Charles I.”

Essaying Liberty in Hume's History of England in the Reigns of James I and Charles I

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Session I: Of Essays and Histories

David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, Literary.

Session II: Superstition and Enthusiasm in England

David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, Literary.

David Hume, The History of England, Vol. V

Session III: Of Politics and Parties in England

David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, Literary.

David Hume, The History of England, Vol. V

Session IV: Of Principles and Practice in English Constitutional History

David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, Literary.

David Hume, The History of England, Vol. V

Session V: Between Authority and Liberty in English Government

David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, Literary.

David Hume, The History of England, Vol. V

Session VI: Real Whig or Old Tory

David Hume, The History of England, Vol. V

Jefferson's letters

  • “Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, August 12, 1810.” - not available online

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