This is the third volume in the "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers". "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers" provides comprehensive accounts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions - the first series of its kind. Even the selection of thinkers adds another aspect to conservative thinking, including not only theorists but also thinkers in literary forms and those who are also practitioners. This volume includes an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition of the Hume's work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources and an index.
Christopher Berry is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Glasgow, UK, and the author of five books: Social Theory of the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh, 1997); The Idea of Luxury (Cambridge, 1994); The Idea of Democratic Community (Wheatsheaf, 1989); Human Nature (Macmillan, 1986); and Hume, Hegel and Human Nature (Martinus Nijhoff, 1982). Dr Meadowcroft is Lecturer in Public Policy at King's College London and the author of The Ethics of the Market (Palgrave, 2005) and co-author of Rescuing Social Capital from Social Democracy (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2007).
Series Introduction; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Hume: A life of Letters; 2. Hume's Thought; Chapter: The Science of Man; 3. Reception and Influence; 4. Hume and Conservatism; Bibliography; Index.