A Treatise of Human Nature
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David Hume by David Fate Norton
Book DescriptionDavid and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This set comprises the two volumes of texts and editorial material, which are also available for purchase separately. David Hume (1711 - 1776) is one of the greatest of philosophers. Today he probably ranks highest of all British philosophers in terms of influence and philosophical standing. His philosophical work ranges across morals, the mind, metaphysics, epistemology, religion, and aesthetics; he had broad interests not only in philosophy as it is now conceived but in history, politics, economics, religion, and the arts. He was a master of English prose. The Clarendon Hume Edition will include all of his works except his History of England and minor historical writings. It is the only thorough critical edition, and will provide a far more extensive scholarly treatment than any previous editions. This edition (which has been in preparation since the 1970s) offers authoritative annotation, bibliographical information, and indexes, and draws upon the major advances in textual scholarship that have been made since the publication of earlier editions - advances both in the understanding of editorial principle and practice and in knowledge of the history of Hume's own texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199263851
(240mm x 163mm x 74mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Fate Norton
David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature, Paperback (January 2011)
David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This volume contains their account of how the Treatise was written and published; an explanation of how they established the text; an extensive set of annotations; and a detailed bibliography and index.
Cambridge Companion to Hume, Hardback (December 2008)
The fifteen essays in this second edition of this highly popular Companion address all aspects of Hume's wide-ranging thought.
Treatise of Human Nature, Hardback (April 2007)
Contains the text of David Hume's "Treatise of Human Nature" followed by the short abstract in which Hume sets out the arguments of the larger work. The volume concludes with "A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh", Hume's defence of the "Treatise".
David Hume, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by David Fate Norton
Contains the account of how the "Treatise" was written and published, with an explanation of how the text was established. It includes a set of annotations which illuminate Hume's texts, a bibliography and index.
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Author Biography - David Fate Norton
David Norton, FRSC, Macdonald Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, McGill University and Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria. He is author of David Hume: Common-Sense Moralist, Sceptical Metaphysician (1982), and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hume (1993), and, with Mary J. Norton, an independent scholar, co-author of The Hume Library (1996).
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