BOLL 6: David Hume, “On Government” (1777)

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This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This one comes from David Hume’s collection of essays which include several essays on the origins and nature of government and a critique of the social contract.

The Best of the OLL No. 6: David Hume, “On Government” (1777) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2013).


The copyright to this edition, in both print and electronic forms, is held by Liberty Fund, Inc.


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