David Hume

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Standard Name: Hume, David

Connections

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Cultural formation Alison Cockburn
She belonged to the established Church of Scotland (that is, Presbyterian). She was not, however, an orthodox Calvinist; she had enough belief to combat the atheism of her friend David Hume , but not such...
Education Anne Damer
AD 's mastery of Latin and her respectable knowledge of Greek were self-acquired, though Horace Walpole had a hand in her education. She studied sculpture from childhood, being taught by Giuseppe Ceracchi , John Bacon
Education Janet Schaw
No facts are known for certain about JS 's education, but she seems to have been well-read. She took an informed interest in cultural customs, climate and landscape, and natural-world and scientific innovation. It seems...
Education Sarah Austin
During the five years of their engagement, John Austin decided that Sarah was in need of a rigorous intellectual education in accordance with his religious, political, and philosophical bent of mind.
Frank, Katherine. Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt. Hamish Hamilton, 1994.
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He provided her...
Education Kathleen Nott
Meanwhile KN read for herself outside the syllabus while she was at Oxford, particularly Dante and French literature, and composed intellectual biographies of philosophers like Hume and Kant .
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
66465 (24 February 1999): 23
Nott, Kathleen. A Soul in the Quad. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anne Damer
Her father, Henry Seymour Conway , was an army officer who rose to be Field-Marshal. His distinguished military career was matched by his services to Whig politics. His literary interests made him a friend of...
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Calderwood
MC 's brother, another James Steuart , was educated at school and university and on the Grand Tour. He married Lady Frances Wemyss in 1743, and two years later, because she was ill with smallpox...
Friends, Associates Anne Damer
Friends, Associates Dorothea Celesia
DC 's birth family had accustomed her to moving in literary, political, and theatrical circles, and her friends included Mary Lady Hervey , David Hume , David Garrick , and Edward Gibbon . Her father...
Friends, Associates Alison Cockburn
She wrote that some of my most steady friends thro' Life were my childhood companions, girls she had been at school with.
Cockburn, Alison. Letters and Memoirs. Craig-Brown, ThomasEditor , David Douglas, 1900.
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Besides Ramsay (whom, too, she had known since her girlhood), Burns
Friends, Associates Alison Cockburn
Her friendship with Hume was one of ease and intimacy. She joked with him and teased him, tried earnestly to convert him from atheism to Christianity, urged him to visit France and to bring Rousseau
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Anne Porden
The poem shows a good sense of history. It defends Richard I against Hume 's condemnation, using a very up-to-date scientific metaphor to express EAP 's opinions about historiography: A blind admiration for the Great...
Intertextuality and Influence Margaret Drabble
The heroine of this novel is unhappy in her marriage (two small children) to an ebullient and overbearing young actor. She is stuck with his theatre company in its seven-month season in Hereford (the birthplace...
Intertextuality and Influence Sophia King
The novel opens with a philosophical dialogue (between males) which makes reference to Voltaire , Hume , Rousseau , and Godwin 's Caleb Williams. Its subtitle sounds like a pointer to autobiographical content, and...
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Montagu
Portraits of EM include one by Allan Ramsay , done in 1762, which shows her as an intellectual (she has been reading Hume 's History). Though her body is wrapped in expensive lace, her...

Timeline

Last week in January 1739
David Hume published, anonymously, volumes one and two of A Treatise of Human Nature.
By November 1754
David Hume published at Edinburgh the first volume of his History of Great Britain (called in most later editions The History of England).
9 March 1776
Adam Smith published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Sales were much higher than expected by the publisher, William Strahan , who had produced a print-run of 500...
1824
Mary, Lady Shepherd , published her first major philosophical work, An Essay upon the Relation of Cause and Effect, a critique of the fourth of David Hume 's Philosophical Essays.