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David Hume's Practical Economics

David Hume's Practical Economics 154, As Pressor Eugene Rotwe emphasized his troduction to David Hume: Writgs on Economics (Madison, 1955), philosopher made his observations on eve dustrial revolution a period acceleratg change. Very ten -- as latter half seventeenth century -- times flux turmoil call forth Utopian thkers, who propose creation hierarchical, communal, authoritarian societies, age. ten patterned after a supposed golden Hume emphatically rejected Utopian schemes this kd. "All plans government which suppose great reformation manners mankd," he said, "are plaly imagary." He repeatedly warned as well "projectors" visionaries would disrupt balance government between liberty authority. Thus he could speak or make reference to " visionary system or ravgs Plato" ( Republic) , ultimate impracticality More's Utopia James Harrgton's Commonwealth Oceana, absurdity Robert Wallace's ories on population paper money schemes John Law. Even Utopian republics rew Fletcher Saltoun, Scottish patriot whom Hume admired as "a man undaunted courage flexible prciples," were dismissed ors on practical grounds. key word we have extracted from Hume's economics is practicality. Much as Hume would have liked to have designed an empirical "science man" -- which, cidentally, would have permitted him to propose his own fallible scheme political economy -- he realized his own attempts had http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hume Studies Hume Society

David Hume's Practical Economics

Hume Studies , Volume 11 (2) – Jan 26, 1985

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154, As Pressor Eugene Rotwe emphasized his troduction to David Hume: Writgs on Economics (Madison, 1955), philosopher made his observations on eve dustrial revolution a period acceleratg change. Very ten -- as latter half seventeenth century -- times flux turmoil call forth Utopian thkers, who propose creation hierarchical, communal, authoritarian societies, age. ten patterned after a supposed golden Hume emphatically rejected Utopian schemes this kd. "All plans government which suppose great reformation manners mankd," he said, "are plaly imagary." He repeatedly warned as well "projectors" visionaries would disrupt balance government between liberty authority. Thus he could speak or make reference to " visionary system or ravgs Plato" ( Republic) , ultimate impracticality More's Utopia James Harrgton's Commonwealth Oceana, absurdity Robert Wallace's ories on population paper money schemes John Law. Even Utopian republics rew Fletcher Saltoun, Scottish patriot whom Hume admired as "a man undaunted courage flexible prciples," were dismissed ors on practical grounds. key word we have extracted from Hume's economics is practicality. Much as Hume would have liked to have designed an empirical "science man" -- which, cidentally, would have permitted him to propose his own fallible scheme political economy -- he realized his own attempts had

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