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In Shamela, as in other novels of the 18th century, the word "violence" is found adjacent to "passion"

Adam Smith describes an economic system designed such that individual greed and selfish passions are leveraged to do societal good. He intends to phase out the mercantilist system that was dominant at the time.

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Having first argued for the need to find a suitable general principle to explain the elicitation of pride by such a variety of objects, including those entirely novel, Hume proposes that it arises through a double relation of impressions and ideas.…

Arria (left) is shown visiting her husband Paetus who had joined an uprising against the emperor Claudius and was later imprisoned. She reminds him that suicide is the honorable option for a Roman prisoner. Arria will eventually demonstrate by…


A portrait of philosopher David Hume, published March 17 1823
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