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Hume, reform, and the perfect Commonwealth : an attempt to show that Hume's "Idea of a perfect Commonwealth" ought to be taken seriously

Eliopoulos, Nicholas

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The aim of this thesis is to show that Hume's 1752 essay "Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth" ought to be taken seriously in the sense that Hume wrote this essay in the hope that the republican form of government it describes and recommends, a republican form of government "modelled with masterly skill" (Essays 528), would one day be established in Britain.

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Date published: 1996
Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/124617
DOI: 10.25911/5d65107b80176

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