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              Books by Dennis C. Rasmussen

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              The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

              The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships-and how it influenced modern thought David Hume is arguably the most important philosopher ever to have written in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as the Great Infidel for his religious skepticism and dee...med unfit to teach the young. In contrast, Adam Smith, now hailed
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              ISBN 9780691192284
              Released NZ 15 May 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders

              Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders (Hardback)

              By Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              The surprising story of how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson came to despair for the future of the nation they had created Americans seldom deify their Founding Fathers any longer, but they do still tend to venerate the Constitution and the ...republican government that the founders created. Strikingly, the founders themselves were far less confident in what they had wrought, particularly by the end of their lives. In fact, most of them-including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson-came to deem America's constitutional experiment an utter failure that was unlikely to last beyond their own generation. Fears of a Setting Sun is the first book to tell the fascinating and too-little-known story of the founders' disillusionment. As Dennis Rasmussen shows, the founders' pessimism had a variety of sources: Washington lost his faith in America's political system above all because of the rise of partisanship, Hamilton because he felt that the federal government was too weak, Adams because he believed that the people lacked civic virtue, and Jefferson because of sectional divisions laid bare by the spread of slavery. The one major founder who retained his faith in America's constitutional order to the end was James Madison, and the book also explores why he remained relatively optimistic when so many of his compatriots did not. As much as Americans today may worry about their country's future, Rasmussen reveals, the founders faced even graver problems and harbored even deeper misgivings. A vividly written account of a chapter of American history that has received too little attention, Fears of a Setting Sun will change the way that you look at the American founding, the Constitution, and indeed the United States itself.
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              ISBN 9780691210230
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

              The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought (Hardback)

              By Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              The description for this book, The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought, will be forthcoming.

              ISBN 9780691177014
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume: The Letter to Strahan and Related Texts
                

              Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume: The Letter to Strahan and Related Texts (Hardback)

              Edited by Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              This volume centers on an annotated edition of a short, controversial work that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume. It also includes several related texts as well as an extensive editor's introduction.

              ISBN 9781498586108
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              The Pragmatic Enlightenment: Recovering the Liberalism of Hume, Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire
               

              The Pragmatic Enlightenment: Recovering the Liberalism of Hume, Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              A study of the political and moral thought of the Enlightenment, focusing on four key eighteenth-century thinkers: David Hume, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire.

              ISBN 9781107622999
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2017
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics
                

              Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics (Hardback)

              Edited by Paganelli, Maria Pia; Rasmussen, Dennis C.; Smith, Craig

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              This collection brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau scholars to explore the key shared concerns of these two great thinkers in politics, philosophy, economics, history and literature.

              ISBN 9781474422857
              Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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              Series Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy
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              The Pragmatic Enlightenment: Recovering the Liberalism of Hume, Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire
               

              The Pragmatic Enlightenment: Recovering the Liberalism of Hume, Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire (Hardback)

              By Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              A study of the political and moral thought of the Enlightenment, focusing on four key eighteenth-century thinkers: David Hume, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire.

              ISBN 9781107045002
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2013
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society: Adam Smith's Response to Rousseau
                

              The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society: Adam Smith's Response to Rousseau (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              Dennis Rasmussen highlights Adam Smith's sympathy with concerns voiced by Rousseau & offers analysis of the ways in which Smith crafted his arguments to defend commercial society against these charges.

              ISBN 9780271033495
              Publisher Pennsylvania State University
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              Rethinking the Enlightenment: Between History, Philosophy, and Politics
                

              Rethinking the Enlightenment: Between History, Philosophy, and Politics (Hardback)

              Edited by Boucher, Geoff, Associate Professor in Literary Studies, Deakin University, Australia; Contributions by Lloyd, Henry Martyn; Rasmussen, Dennis C.; Sharpe, Matthew

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              Rethinking the Enlightenment connects new work in intellectual history with fresh understandings of Continental philosophy and political theory. The collection bridges the disciplinary divides between the Enlightenment as understood in history, philosophy, and politics and moves ...towards a critical self-understanding of the present.
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              ISBN 9781498558129
              Publisher Lexington Books
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              Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume: The Letter to Strahan and Related Texts
               

              Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume: The Letter to Strahan and Related Texts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

              Edited by Rasmussen, Dennis C.

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              This volume centers on an annotated edition of a short, controversial work that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume. It also includes several related texts as well as an extensive editor's introduction.

              ISBN 9781498586122
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
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