Monday, 27 July 2015


"[David Hume] did attempt a commercial career with a sugar firm in Bristol; but four months of clerking there convinced him that a life in business was not for him. He decided to live frugally on his small inheritance, and went across to France where life in a country town need not be expensive. From 1734–7 he lived at La Flèche in Anjou, where Descartes had been educated at the Jesuit college. Making use of the college library, Hume wrote his first work, a substantial Treatise of Human Nature."
(Anthony Kenney The rise of modern philosophy, p 80.)

This is what you can do too with only a little bit of money and a cheap life style.
La Flèche is today in the Pays de la Loire region in the Loire valley of France.

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