Hume: An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding: And Other Writings

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$9.95
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 06/24/2015
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$29.99
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$19.56
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.18
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 82%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $5.18   
  • New (8) from $19.98   
  • Used (8) from $0.00   

Overview

The main objective of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy is to expand the range, variety and quality of texts in the history of philosophy which are available in English. The series includes texts by familiar names (such as Descartes and Kant) and also by less well-known authors. Wherever possible, texts are published in complete and unabridged form, and translations are specially commissioned for the series. Each volume contains a critical introduction together with a guide to further reading and any necessary glossaries and textual apparatus. The volumes are designed for student use at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will be of interest not only to students of philosophy but also to a wider audience of readers in the history of science, the history of theology, and the history of ideas.

David Hume's An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1748, is a concise statement of Hume's central philosophical positions. It develops an account of human mental functioning which emphasizes the limits of human knowledge and the extent of our reliance on (non-rational) mental habits. It then applies that account to questions of free will and religious knowledge before closing with a defence of moderate scepticism. This volume, which presents a modified version of the definitive 1772 edition of the work, offers helpful annotations for the student reader, together with an introduction that sets this profoundly influential work in its philosophical and historical contexts. The volume also includes a selection of other works by Hume that throw light on both the circumstances of the work's genesis and its key themes and arguments.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521604031
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 575,824
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Buckle is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction     ix
Chronology     xxxii
Further reading     xxxv
Note on the text     xxxix
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding     1
Of the different species of philosophy     3
Of the origin of ideas     14
Of the association of ideas     19
Sceptical doubts concerning the operations of the understanding     28
Sceptical solution of these doubts     41
Of probability     54
Of the idea of necessary connexion     57
Of liberty and necessity     73
Of the reason of animals     92
Of miracles     96
Of a particular providence and of a future state     117
Of the academical or sceptical philosophy     131
Other Writings     145
A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh     147
The Sceptic     163
Of Suicide     181
Of the Immortality of the Soul     190
Thumbnail biographies from The History of England     198
Selections from Hume's letters     203
My Own Life     215
Index     223
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)