Episode 129: Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment (with Thomas W. Merrill)

Thomas W. Merrill joins us to speak about the philosophy and political thought of David Hume.

What is it about British thinker David Hume that makes him so in style? What was Hume’s angle in the direction of politics?

Thomas W. Merrill joins us this week to speak about Hume’s thought and his skeptical, empirical angle.

Show Notes and Further Reading

Merrill’s ebook, David Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment (2015) is out there from Cambridge University Press.

The Philosophy Bites podcast requested philosophers who their favourite thinker was. Many of their friends selected David Hume.

The Amazon Kindle version of Hume’s Essays is accessible without spending a dime.

Many of David Hume’s different works can be found at no cost at

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