The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
By: Dennis C. Rasmussen(Author)
Publisher: Princeton University Press (14 Aug. 2017)Format: pdf doc docx mobi djvu epub ibooks (*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.)
The original title of the book: The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
"Lively and accessible--of broad interest to readers in philosophy, economics, political science, and other disciplines."--Kirkus"Masterly. . . . Easy to digest and smart. Recommended."--Mark Spencer, Library Journal"In The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought, Dennis Rasmussen . . . tells the story of their friendship well. Fourteen nicely-judged chapters take the reader through the overlapping lives of the two men, including such incidents as Hume's notorious falling-out with Rousseau, through to the natural climax of their friendship at Hume's death, and Smith's own demise 14 years later. . . . A short and lively book that sustains the interest not merely of the general reader but the specialist to the end. That is a considerable achievement."--Jesse Norman, Prospect"[Rasmussen] deftly examines not only Hume and Smith's personal relationship, but also the indispensable part that they played in shaping the Scottish Enlightenment. The result is a valuable study of the rise of the liberal tradition."--Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest"The Infidel and the Professor is a lean, easy to digest read that is rich in interesting detail. It is anchored in weighty scholarship but not burdened by excessive demonstrations of it. . . . [Rasmussen] makes the distinctive qualities of each more evident. Pick up his book and you might find yourself agreeing with Hume that 'reading and sauntering and lownging and dozing, which I call thinking, is my supreme Happiness'."--Julian Baggini, Literary Review"A beautifully written book, with wonderful balance, about a beautiful friendship. Recommended."--Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution
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