Reviews for Hume’s Politics: so far, so good.

Three reviews of Hume’s Politics: so far, so favorable.

In a busy summer for research, I missed the chance to note three prominent reviews of Hume’s Politics. So far, gratifyingly, they’re all favorable, even very favorable (though two of the three reviews start a fair argument with the book after praising it, which is of course fine). But I’ll report neutral unfavorable ones too if such appear.

David Walsh reviewed the book for Perspectives on Politics;

Thomas W. Merrill, for the Review of Politics;

and Ross Carroll (in a review essay covering mine and another book) in Political Theory (.pdf here)

Alas, all the reviews are, as far as I know, behind academic paywalls (except for the first page). But Princeton has thoughtfully selected the most flattering parts for the description of my book on its website; they appear at the link to my book above as well.

Author: Andrew Sabl

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.