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Unformatted text preview: While still in the services of the embassy, Hume decided to rewrite certain portions of the Treatise of Human Nature, using a style of writing which he hoped would win for the materials a more favorable reception than the one given on the first publication of the book. The rewriting was done at different intervals for separate sections of the book. The first section was rewritten under the title Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. It was published at Turin in Sardinia, but Hume tells us that its reception was only a little more successful than the earlier book had been. After finishing his work with the embassy, Hume returned to London and during the next two years spent the time quietly living at his brother's country estate, which was located not far from the city. This peaceful life in the country gave him the opportunity to devote his full time to literary efforts. It This peaceful life in the country gave him the opportunity to devote his full time to literary efforts....
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