Donald W. Livingston

About Donald W. Livingston

Donald Livingston is a professor of philosophy at Emory University with an "expertise in the writings of David Hume."

David Hume and the Republican Tradition of Human Scale

By |2020-05-07T11:21:49-05:00March 24th, 2011|Categories: Christendom, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Politics, Republicanism|

David Hume appears to be the only major British thinker at the time to have supported outright secession of the colonies. Indeed, he was opposed to the very idea of a British empire. Aristotle taught that “To the size of states there is a limit, as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements, [...]