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The Essence of David Hume on Religion, Morals, and Economics

Edited by Henry Lewis and Hunter Lewis with Introductions by Hunter Lewis

Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. This newest volume in the series is dedicated to David Hume who is ranked as one of the greatest Western philosophers and economists. You will find three main sections on Hume (Religion, Morals, and Economics) as well as a section on his life.

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A Literary Education and Other Essays

By Joseph Epstein

Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Unquestionably Joseph Epstein. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style. Above all, he is impossible to put down. How easy it is today to forget the simple delight of reading for no intended purpose. Each of the thirty-eight pieces in this book is a pure pleasure to read.

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Sir Richard Burton

1821–1890, English

Writer and explorer. A brilliant writer as well as fearless explorer, he visited Mecca among the Muslim pilgrims (discovery would have meant instant death), journeyed deep into Africa with Speke to solve the problem of the Nile's source, and also translated the Arabian Nights and other books without shrinking from the sexual content. His introduction to the Arabian Nights in particular exhibited his daring scholarship on sexual practices.

Axios Institute is dedicated to the study of human values, both the valuations that we make and the ways that we go about making them.

In addition to the study of values, our field includes what is commonly referred to as ethics, moral philosophy, and philosophy of life.

We are an independent research institute, and are not affiliated with, nor do we propound or express the views of, any particular religion, philosophy, or organized system of thought. On the contrary, our aim is to study a great variety of approaches, and to do so as objectively as possible.

The mission of Axios Press, the publishing division of Axios Institute, is to publish books that provide readers with a great variety of approaches to the study of human choices and values.