Hume: An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding: And Other Writings

Hume: An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding: And Other Writings

by Stephen Buckle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521843405

ISBN-13: 9780521843409

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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 annotation 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521843409
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Of the different species of philosophy; 2. Of the origin of ideas; 3. Of the association of ideas; 4. Sceptical doubts concerning the operations of the understanding; 5. Sceptical solution of these doubts; 6. Of probability; 7. Of the idea of necessary connexion; 8. Of liberty and necessity; 9. Of the reason of animals; 10. Of miracles; 11. Of a particular providence and of a future state; 12. Of the academical or sceptical philosophy; A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh; The Sceptic; Of Suicide; Of the Immortality of the Soul; Thumbnail biographies (from The History of England); Selections from Hume's letters; My Own Life.

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