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A Treatise of Human Nature (Dover Philosophical Classics Series

A Treatise of Human Nature (Dover Philosophical Classics Series

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by David Hume
     
 

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Hume's comprehensive effort to form an observationally grounded study of human nature employs John Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. A key to modern studies of 18th-century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence,

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Hume's comprehensive effort to form an observationally grounded study of human nature employs John Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. A key to modern studies of 18th-century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.

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ISBN-13:
9780486432502
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Series:
Dover Philosophical Classics Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.97(d)

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A Treatise of Human Nature (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
S_A_Hamilton More than 1 year ago
Hume sets out rather brilliantly the problems of induction. It is a great read for those new to philosophy, it hits on virtually all philosophical cylinders and debunks them all as an absolute. Like existentialism, Humes skepticisms points its finger at humanities preconceived notions and challenges us to think critically upon everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is terrific. It is the cheapest version of the treatise that I could find, but its great. However, it is fairly abstruse, and I don't recommend it for an inexperienced reader.
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Great read!
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Hume's Treatise of Human Nature is chronicled as a must-read for philosophers. It has such a gamut of philosophical quandries and relative understandings about the machinations of the human mind. The language used by this 18th century philosopher is a little difficult at times, though nothing too contrary to make it unreadable.