Donald Livingston is professor emeritus of philosophy at Emory University with an expertise in the writings of David Hume. He is the founder of the Abbeville Institute and author of Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium: Hume’s Pathology of Philosophy (1998) and Hume's Philosophy of Common Life (1984), among other works. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, is a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and has served on the editorial boards of Hume Studies and Chronicle: A Magazine of American Culture. His areas of interest include the critique of ideology, the natural scale of the political order, and federalism.
Dr. Livingston received his BA from Wake Forest University (1963) and his PhD in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis (1968).
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