TORCH Network

Felix Waldmann (Christ’s College, Cambridge) – ‘David Hume and diplomacy, 1746-1769’

29 May 2018 (5:30-7:00 pm)

Seminar Room on the 3rd Floor of the Radcliffe Humanities Building

This talk will discuss the philosopher David 800px-Allan_Ramsay_-_David_Hume,_1711_-_1776._Historian_and_philosopher_-_Google_Art_ProjectHume’s career as an aide-de-camp and diplomat, c. 1746-1769; it will focus particularly on Dr Waldmann’s recovery of several new biographical sources from this period of Hume’s life, and it will examine how Hume’s diplomatic activities may have informed his historical writing, political thought, and authorial persona.

 

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