Hume's Historical Antecedents
Spiritualism, Miracle, Supernaturalism, Language
Argues that the confusion between Daniel D Home and David Hume 'probably originated in the miracle-mongering gentleman's connection with Rap[p]in'—a punning reference to the 'spirit-rapping' phenomena produced by Home and to the French historian and contemporary of Hume, Paul de Rapin.
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