The Essays (under construction)

by David Hume

Part 1

  1. The Delicacy Of Taste
  2. The Liberty Of The Press
  3. Politics Can Be Reduced To A Science
  4. The First Principles Of Government
  5. The Origin Of Government
  6. The Independency Of Parliament
  7. The British Government is more of a Republic than an Absolute Monarchy
  8. Political Parties
  9. The Parties Of Great Britain
  10. Superstition And Enthusiasm
  11. The Dignity Or Meanness Of Human Nature
  12. Civil Liberty
  13. Eloquence
  14. The Rise And Progress Of The Arts And Sciences
  15. Epicureanism
  16. Stoicism
  17. Platonism
  18. Skepticism
  19. Polygamy And Divorces
  20. Writing
  21. National Characters
  22. Tragedy
  23. Standard of Taste

Part 2

  1. Commerce
  2. Refinement In The Arts
  3. Money
  4. Interest
  5. The Balance of Trade
  6. The Jealousy of Trade
  7. The Balance Of Power
  8. Taxes
  9. Public Credit
  10. Some Remarkable Customs
  11. The Populousness Of Ancient Nations
  12. The Original Contract
  13. Passive Obedience
  14. The Coalition Of Parties
  15. The Protestant Succession
  16. Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth

Withdrawn And Unpublished

  1. Essay-writing
  2. Moral Prejudices
  3. The Middle Station Of Life
  4. Impudence And Modesty
  5. Love And Marriage
  6. The Study Of History
  7. Avarice
  8. Sir Robert Walpole
  9. Suicide
  10. The Immortality Of The Soul