Lost Cause: Hume, Causation, and Rasselas

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Abstract

This chapter uses David Hume's account of causation as a basis for re-examining Samuel Johnson's Rasselas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading 1759: Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France
EditorsShaun Regan
Place of PublicationLewisburg
PublisherBucknell University Press
Pages149-168
ISBN (Print)1611484782
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • David Hume
  • Causation
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Rasselas

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    Ward, J. (2012). Lost Cause: Hume, Causation, and Rasselas. In S. Regan (Ed.), Reading 1759: Literary Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and France (pp. 149-168). Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.