Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium
Hume's Pathology of Philosophy
By demonstrating how a philosophical method can be used to expose the political motivations behind intellectual positions, historical events, and their subsequent interpretations, Livingston revitalizes Hume's thought and reveals its relevance for contemporary dicussions of politics, nationalism, and ideology for the first time.
List of Abbreviations
Pt. 1: Humean Reflections
1: Is Hume an Empiricist?
2: The Dialectic of True and False Philosophy
3: The Origin of the Philosophical Act in Human Nature
4: The Ancient Philosophy
5: Philosophy and Christendom
6: The Modern Philosophy
7: True Philosophy and the Skeptical Tradition
8: True Philosophy and Civilization
9: False Philosophy and Barbarism
10: English Barbarism: "Wilkes and Liberty!"
11: English Barbarism: "The Poor Infatuated Americans"
Pt. 2: Humean Intimations
12: Hume and America
13: The Right of Resistance: A Humean Free State versus a Modern Consolidated Leviathan
14: The Right of Resistance: Secession and the Modern State
15: Preserving One's Humanity in the First Philosophic Age