Study Guide

An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals Allusions

By David Hume

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Literature and Poetry

  • Juvenal (II.I.4)
  • Jacobus Sannazarius (V.II.14)
  • Ovid (V.II.14)
  • Jonathan Swift (VI.I.8)
  • Charles de Saint-Évremond (VI.I.9, VII.3fn1)
  • Virgil (VI.II.2, VII.27)
  • Homer (VI.II.4, VII.15), The Odyssey (VII.4)
  • Boileau (VII.7)
  • Horace (V.II.3, V.II.14, VII.1, IX.I.8fn1, AII.3, AIV.20fn1)
  • François Fénelon (VII.15)
  • Edmund Spenser (VII.15)
  • Elysian Fields (VII.20)
  • Arcadia (VII.20)
  • Michel de Montaigne (VIII.9)
  • Baldassare Castiglione (IX.I.2)
  • Euripides (AIV, AIV.20fn1)

Philosophy

  • Thomas Hobbes (III.I.15fn1, AII.3), Hobbist (AII.4)
  • Plato (III.I.15fn1, VI.I.11, VII.25), The Republic, Phaedrus (IV.5fn1), Menone (AIV.20fn1)
  • Nicolas Malebranche (III.II.13fn1)
  • Ralph Cudworth (III.II.13fn1)
  • Samuel Clarke (III.II.13fn1)
  • Pierre Bayle, The Dictionary Historical and Critical (III.II.17fn1)
  • The Stoics (IV.5fn1, VI.I.21, AIV.14)
  • Francis Bacon (V.II.2)
  • Peripatetics (VI.I.2)
  • Niccolò Machiavelli (VI.I.9)
  • Aeschines Socraticus (V.I.11, AIV.20fn1)
  • Socrates (VII.17, VIII.10)
  • Epictetus (VII.17, AIV.14)
  • Aristotle (VIII.9), Ethics (VIII.9fn1, AIV.12)
  • Cleanthes of Assos (IX.I.2)
  • Gratian (full name: Baltasar Gracián y Morales) (IX.I.2)
  • Epicurus (AII.3)
  • John Locke (AII.3)
  • Epicureans (AII.4)
  • Hugo Grotius (AIII.8fn1)

Mythology

  • Polyphemus (VI.I.8)
  • Ajax (VII.4)
  • Medea (VII.7)
  • Oedipus (AI.12)
  • Laius (AI.12)

Historical References

  • Cicero (Recurring)
  • Lord Shaftsbury (I.4)
  • Pericles (II.I.2)
  • Athens/Athenians (II.I.2, IV.9, VII.12, VII.25, VIII.10, AIV.19)
  • Levellers (III.II.3)
  • Sparta (III.II.4)
  • The Achaean Republic (IV.4)
  • Plutarch (IV.5fn1, V.II.25fn1, VII.8fn2, AIV.16)
  • Polybius (V.I.6, V.I.16, AIV.9fn2, AIV.19) 
  • Demosthenes (V.I.11, VII.12, AIV.5) 
  • Thucydides (V.II.18, VII.15, VII.25)
  • Francesco Guicciardini (V.II.18, AIV.18)
  • Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (V.II.19)
  • Tiberius (V.II.19)
  • Soranus (V.II.19)
  • Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus (V.II.19)
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus (V.II.19, VII.9)
  • Nero (V.II.19, V.II.25, AI.12, AI.17)
  • Timon of Athens (V.II.25)
  • Alcibiades (V.II.25) 
  • Ofonius Tigellinus (V.II.25)
  • Seneca (V.II.25, AII.13fn1, AIV.20fn1) 
  • Burrhus (V.II.25)
  • Cromwell (VI.I.8)
  • Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz (VI.I.8)
  • Mareschal Turenne (VI.I.9)
  • Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator (VI.I.9)
  • Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (VI.I.9)
  • Dicaearchus (V.I.16)
  • Caesar (VI.I.19, VII.3, AIV.6)
  • Lucian of Samosata (VI.I.21)
  • Xenophon of Athens (VI.II.2)
  • Epaminondas (VI.II.2, VI.II.4fn2) 
  • Pompey (VI.II.4, AIV.10)
  • Sallust (VI.II.4fn1, AIV.6)
  • Cassius (VII.3)
  • Longinus (VII.4, VII.5)
  • Alexander the Great (VII.5, VII.6)
  • Parmenio (VII.5)
  • Darius III (VII.5, VII.25)
  • Prince of Condé (VII.6)
  • Phocion (VII.8)
  • Vitellius (VII.9)
  • Philip II of Macedon (VII.12, AIV.5)
  • The Suevi (VII.13)
  • The Scythians (VII.14)
  • Herodotus (VII.14)
  • Henry IV of France (VII.23)
  • Charles XII of Sweden (VII.24)
  • Xerxes I of Persia (VII.25)
  • Lysias (VII.25)
  • Isocrates (VII.25)
  • Augustus (VII.27)
  • Maurice, Prince of Orange (VIII.9)
  • Don Ambrogio Spinola Doria, 1st Marquis of the Balbases (VIII.9)
  • Iphicrates (VIII.10)
  • Solon (IX.I.9)
  • Agrippina the Younger (AI.12, AI.17)
  • Euclid (AI.14)
  • Andrea Palladio (AI.15)
  • Claude Perrault (AI.15)
  • Gaius Verres (AI.16)
  • Catiline (AI.16)
  • Titus Pomponius Atticus (AII.3, AIV.10)
  • Cyrus the Great (AIII.4)
  • Cato the Younger (AIV.6)
  • Achaeus (AIV.9)
  • Hannibal (AIV.17)
  • Livy (AIV.17)
  • Hasdrubal (AIV.17)
  • Timaeus (Greek historian) (AIV.19)
  • Agathocles (AIV.19)
  • The Carthaginian state (AIV.19)

Religious References

  • Egyptian (II.II.9, II.II.13)
  • Zoroaster (II.II.11)
  • Genesis (III.I.5fn1)
  • Jesuits (III.II.17fn1)
  • Manicheans (V.II.25)
  • Solomon (AIV.14)
  • David (AIV.15)
  • Alexander the Sixth (AIV.18)

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