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The Life of David Hume$

Ernest C. Mossner

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.001.0001

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(p.668) Explanatory Note

(p.668) Explanatory Note

The Life of David Hume
Oxford University Press

The multifarious Homes and Humes mentioned in this index are identified by a key date, or by a relationship to David Hume, in parentheses following each name. Hume himself is referred to throughout as DH. His works are mentioned without naming the author, and are cited by the short titles adopted under the entry “Hume, David (1711–76), (22).”

The entry for DH is necessarily lengthy, and is subdivided as follows: (1) Childhood and family relations, (2) Physical characteristics, (3) Health, (4) Career, (5) Finances, (6) Travels, (7) And Scotland, (8) Education, (9) Reading, (10) Religion, (11) As political theorist, (12) As historian, (13) As philosopher, (14) As man of letters, (15) Conviviality and wit, (16) Friendships (principal), (17) Relations with women, (18) Controversies, (19) Estimates of his character, (20) Soubriquets and pseudonyms, (21) Miscellaneous comments of, (22) Works published by him, (23) Works, published, unauthorised, (24) Works, printed but left unpublished, (25) Works, published but still unlocated, (26) Works, MS, located, (27) Works, MS, unlocated, (28) Works, projected.

Short titles of books and pamphlets are listed alphabetically where authorship is unknown; in other cases they may be found under the name of the author. Periodicals are indexed alphabetically.

Numerals following an asterisk indicate mere passing or unimportant references.