A Treatise of Human Nature
Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects
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Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume
Book DescriptionOne of the most significant works of Western philosophy, Hume's Treatise was published in 1739-40, before he was thirty years old. A pinnacle of English empiricism, it is a comprehensive attempt to apply scientific methods of observation to a study of human nature, and a vigorous attack upon the principles of traditional metaphysical thought. With masterly eloquence, Hume denies the immortality of the soul and the reality of space; considers the manner in which we form concepts of identity, cause and effect; and speculates upon the nature of freedom, virtue and emotion. Opposed both to metaphysics and to rationalism, Hume's philosophy of informed scepticism sees man not as a religious creation, nor as a machine, but as a creature dominated by sentiment, passion and appetite.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140432442
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Hume
Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Paperback (February 2015)
Presents the thesis of a thinker who was a scientist, psychologist, metaphysician, and skeptic. The product of both youthful fire and mature consideration, this title contains everything of Consequence relating to the understanding. It endeavors to be nothing less than the construction of an anatomy of human nature.
Treatise of Human Nature, Paperback (February 2015)
Influencing ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of science, this work in philosophy is of interest to professional academic philosophers. It also serves as one of the best introductions to philosophy - to what philosophers really do - for the novice.
Essays and Treatises on Philosophical Subjects, Paperback (May 2013)» View all books by David Hume
This is the first edition in over a century to present David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, "Dissertation on the Passions," Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, and Natural History of Religion in the format he intended: collected together in a single volume.
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Author Biography - David Hume
David hume (1711-76) devoted himself from early youth to 'philosophy and great learning'. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) was not well received on publication, but is now viewed as his masterpiece. Ernest Campbell Mossner is the author of many books on Hume. He has received fellowships from Columbia, Guggenheim and Fulbright, and has held the post of Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Texas.
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