On Dec 27, 5:20 am, "Peter T. Daniels" <gramma...@verizon.net> wrote: > On Dec 26, 11:20 pm, John Stafford <n...@droffats.ten> wrote: > > > I have come into this thread late with a poor browser. Excuse me if I > > ask a stupid question. > > > When Latin fell from favor for international communication, scholarly or > > other, in what field (if any in particular) did it fail first? Was Latin > > particularly useful in the physical sciences or the philosophical > > discourse when it began its decline? > > Well, Goethe, Hegel, and Kant didn't write in Latin, and they were > certainly influential in philosophy (and probably not the first to > abandon Latin).
In order to abandon it they would have had to use it in the first place. Hume predates the lot of them and I do not think he wrote in anything but English.