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Eighteenth-century philosophy; Scottish philosophy


Describes a collection of first and other editions of the Scottish philosopher David Hume, recently donated to the University of South Carolina by Prof. James Willard Oliver, and uses older library records from the library of South Carolina College (founded in 1801) to chart the changing reputation and influence of Hume's philosophical works as compared to his essays and historical writings. First presented at the SE American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, in Columbia, SC, February 3003.