A Treatise Of Human Nature (Dodo Press)

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David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and a key figure in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. He is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist. During Hume's lifetime, he was more famous as a historian; his six-volume History of England was a bestseller well into the nineteenth century and the standard work on English history for many years. Hume was the first philosopher of the modern era to ...
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David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and a key figure in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. He is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist. During Hume's lifetime, he was more famous as a historian; his six-volume History of England was a bestseller well into the nineteenth century and the standard work on English history for many years. Hume was the first philosopher of the modern era to develop a systematically naturalistic philosophy. In the twentieth century, he has increasingly become a source of inspiration for those in political philosophy and economics as an early and subtle thinker in the liberal tradition, as well as an early innovator in the genre of the essay in his Essays Moral, Political, and Literary. After the publication of Essays Moral and Political in 1744, he applied for the Chair of Pneumatics and Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. From 1763 to 1765, Hume was Secretary to Lord Hertford in Paris, where he was admired by Voltaire and lionised by the ladies in society.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781409967989
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.37 (d)

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    The master skeptic

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Essential for the philosopher/skeptic.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2010

    Great read!

    Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2007

    An Essential Work to the Philosopher's Library

    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.

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