“THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.”
Editor's Note: Hume's essays on the suicide and the immortality of the soul were completed around 1755 and printed as part of a book of essays titled Five Dissertations. When pre-release copies of Five Dissertations provoked controversy among influential readers, Hume and his printer Andrew Millar agreed to have the two essays physically removed from the printed copies. They were replaced with an essay titled “Of the Standard of Taste,” and the book of essays appeared in 1757 under the title Four Dissertations.
ESSAY I. ON SUICIDE
ESSAY II. ON THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.