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Valuable resources for Hume scholars

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'This document contains two separate bibliographies. The first is a “Bibliography of Hume’s Writings” that I constructed for my own benefit while preparing the Early Responses to Hume series. Although it does not merit printed publication in its present state, Thoemmes Press has offered to typeset it at their expense, with the belief that, as a freely available computer file, it will be useful for Hume scholars as it is. It is my hope that someone in the future will prepare a more definitive work of this sort. The second is “A Bibliography of Early Responses to Hume,” which is taken directly from the final pages of Early Responses to Hume’s Life and Reputation (2003). This is also made freely available through the generosity of Thoemmes Press. The “Major Events in Hume’s Life” and indexes are also taken directly from that work.' (James Fieser, 1 May 2003)

Other Free Resources

A Bibliography of Scottish Common Sense Philosophy (PDF)

James Fieser’s Bibliography of Scottish Common Sense Philosophy – the most comprehensive ever compiled on the subject. Its 137 pages contain detailed coverage of the primary and secondary literature on Abercrombie, Beattie, Brown, Campbell, Dunbar, Fordyce, Gerard, Hamilton, Kames, Oswald, Reid and Stewart. Each section is introduced by a biographical headnote.

Interesting material relating to the American philosopher George Tucker (1775-1861) (PDF)

A practicing attorney and Congressman from the state of Virginia, Tucker was an original thinker who expressed his views in a range of literary genres. Many of these were among the first of their kind: a biography of Thomas Jefferson, a major history of the United States, a science fiction novel about the moon, and a southern U.S. novel. He also composed several influential books in economic thought and frequently wrote on the subject of slavery. While in Congress, he published a collection of essays on philosophical and political subjects, which attracted the attention of Jefferson who subsequently appointed him as the first professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia. Near the end of his life he published a second collection of philosophical essays. Tucker believed that the state of philosophy in the United States was largely undeveloped and, in his various writings, he attempted to address this deficiency.