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Hume on Rousseau

Here’s my colleague Dan Klein on Adam Smith’s attitude toward Rousseau.  I do especially love the opening quotation from David Hume:

Thus you see, he is a Composition of Whim, Affectation, Wickedness, Vanity, and Inquietude, with a very small, if any Ingredient of Madness. …  The ruling Qualities abovementioned, together with Ingratitude, Ferocity, and Lying, I need not mention, Eloquence and Invention, form the whole of the Composition.