David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature

Author: David Fate Norton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Published: 2007-04-19

Total Pages: 448

ISBN-13: 0191569089

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David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This first volume contains the critical text of David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature (1739/40), followed by the short Abstract (1740) in which Hume set out the key arguments of the larger work; the volume concludes with A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh (1745), Hume's defence of the Treatise when it was under attack from ministers seeking to prevent Hume's appointment as Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.


Hume's 'A Treatise of Human Nature'

Hume's 'A Treatise of Human Nature'

Author: John P. Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2009-11-26

Total Pages: 337

ISBN-13: 0521833760

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Examines the development of Hume's ideas and their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions.


Hume's Skepticism in the Treatise of Human Nature

Hume's Skepticism in the Treatise of Human Nature

Author: Robert J. Fogelin

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2019-04-25

Total Pages: 290

ISBN-13: 042959030X

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This work, first published in 1985, offers a general interpretation of Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature. Most Hume scholarship has either neglected or downplayed an important aspect of Hume’s position – his scepticism. This book puts that right, examining in close detail the sceptical arguments in Hume’s philosophy.


The Treatise on Human Nature

The Treatise on Human Nature

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Published: 2002-01-01

Total Pages: 460

ISBN-13: 9780872206137

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This series offers central philosophical treatises of Aquinas in new, state-of-the-art translations distinguished by their accuracy and use of clear and non-technical modern vocabulary. Annotation and commentary accessible to undergraduates make the series an ideal vehicle for the study of Aquinas by readers approaching him from a variety of backgrounds and interests.


A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing Corp.

Published: 2022-11-04

Total Pages: 1314

ISBN-13: 1222379015

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A Treatise of Human Nature, first published between 1739 and 1740, is a philosophical text by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. The work contains three books: "Of the Understanding", "Of the Passions" and "Of Morals". Written by Hume when he was 26, it is considered by many to be Hume's best work and one of the most important books in philosophy's history. As part of our mission to publish great works of literary fiction and nonfiction, Sheba Blake Publishing Corp. is extremely dedicated to bringing to the forefront the amazing works of long dead and truly talented authors.


An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding ; [with] A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh ; [and] An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding ; [with] A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh ; [and] An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Published: 1993-01-01

Total Pages: 170

ISBN-13: 9780872202290

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A landmark of enlightenment though, HUme's An Enquiry Concerning Human understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentlemen to His Friend in Edinburgh, hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme scepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of HUman Nature, which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry. In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book 1 of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.


A Dissertation on the Passions

A Dissertation on the Passions

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 455

ISBN-13: 0199251886

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Tom Beauchamp presents the definitive scholarly edition of two famous works by David Hume, both originally published in 1757. In A Dissertation on the Passions Hume sets out his original view of the nature and central role of passion and emotion. The Natural History of Religion is a landmark work in the study of religion as a natural phenomenon.


A Progress of Sentiments

A Progress of Sentiments

Author: Annette C. BAIER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 2009-06-30

Total Pages: 349

ISBN-13: 0674020383

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Annette Baier's aim is to make sense of David Hume's Treatise as a whole. Hume's family motto, which appears on his bookplate, was True to the End. Baier argues that it is not until the end of the Treatise that we get his full story about truth and falsehood, reason and folly. By the end, we can see the cause to which Hume has been true throughout the work. Baier finds Hume's Treatise of Human Nature to be a carefully crafted literary and philosophical work which itself displays a philosophical progress of sentiments. His starting place is an overly abstract intellectualism that deliberately thrusts passions and social concerns into the background. In the three interrelated books of the Treatise, his self-understander proceeds through partial successes and dramatic failures to emerge with new-found optimism, expecting that the exact knowledge the morally self-conscious anatomist of human nature can acquire will itself improve and correct our vision of morality. Baier describes how, by turning philosophy toward human nature instead of toward God and the universe, Hume initiated a new philosophy, a broader discipline of reflection that can embrace Charles Darwin and Michel Foucault as well as William James and Sigmund Freud. Hume belongs both to our present and to our past.