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I imagine that my want of belief is the occasion of this, so that I can have all the feelings. I would try to make out a little consistency this way. (62) In these journals, Boswell literally wrote himself into existence as the product of his moment-by-moment perceptions. Book I of the Treatise systematically pursues the line of inwardfacing empiricism, but its narrative issues in conclusions that enforce the disintegration of that system: turning the methods of empirical scrutiny inwards so that the mind considers its own workings is a hazardous activity analogous (as I've argued in another context) to a Calvinist understanding of the pursuit after unlawful knowledge; this is, philosophically and personally, a dead end,u Not only universal scepticism, but internal distress and the fragmentation of connected narrative ensue: Where am I, or what?

The analogies between the political compound of Union, and the philosophical, psychological and grammatical forms of the Treatise and its narrative sequels the essays, exist primarily not at the level of political philosophy, but in terms of the rhetoric of sympathy and division. Sympathy, in Hume's account, unites - but it also separates. A point of connection is not the same as a merger: 'sympathy is the chief source of moral distinctions' (394). Hume's solution to his self-created epistemological conundrum enacts before the fact the paradox of e pluribus unum.

Creating national stories, personal stories, coherent narratives of self and nation, their writing imprinted itself on the style of other post-Union Scots and Americans seeking to confront the forms of colonial utterance. It may also be a reason why I, an AngloScot encountering new issues of 'Union' in a devolved Scotland at the beginning of the twenty-first century, tell this historical story of these stories, find these connections, and write the book I do about them now. 1 The Grammar of the Imagination UNION, n.

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