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The philosophy of Hume

as contained in extracts from the first book and the first and second sections of the third part of the second book of the Treatise of human nature

by David Hume

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Published by H. Holt and Company in New York .
Written in English

  • Knowledge, Theory of.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 1-12.

    Statementselected, with an introduction, by Herbert Austin Aikins
    SeriesSeries of modern philosophers
    ContributionsAikins, Herbert Austin, 1867-
    LC ClassificationsB1487 1893
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii p., 1 ℓ., 176 p.
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24182086M
    LC Control Number10032138

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Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. The book is composed of seven chapters, each somewhat independent essays, which attempt to bring these disparate elements of Hume's philosophy together to build a.

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Consistent with his deflationary views concerning the relative importance of the Treatise and Hume's philosophy, Harris devotes a considerable amount of attention and space to Hume's Essays and his History of England (e.g., two full chapters on the History-- more than pages or nearly a quarter of the whole book).

Harris's commentary is. The two books I've read that helped me get a very broad overview of the major topics in philosophy are: * Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary. So Hume's book typifies the fundamental problem with the positivism it was to give rise to: it falls victim to it's own critique.

Comparing it to the mythical uroboros, the snake that swallows itself, 'the hardest part', Stove would say 'is always the last bite'. The Philosophical Works of David Hume, vol. 2 ( ed.) (David Hume) The Philosophical Works of David Hume, vol.

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This list may not reflect recent changes ().(previous page) (). David Hume is widely recognised as the greatest philosopher to have written in the English language. His Treatise on Human Nature is one of the most important works of moral philosophy ever written.

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Hume recast the moral philosophy of the Treatise's Book III in An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (). In both texts Hume clearly maintained that human agency and moral obligation are best considered as functions of human passions rather than as the dictates of reason.

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Hume proceeds to show that a number of complex ideas in philosophy, such as the idea of an immaterial self as the core of personal identity, fail to meet his empiricist criterion (see Treatise, Book I, Part IV, sec. VI). But the most famous subject of his criticism is the relation of cause and effect.

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Apology by Plato. Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre. Being and Time by Martin Heidegger. Candide by Voltaire. According to Hume, the proper goal of philosophy is simply to explain why we believe what we do. His own attempt to achieve that goal was the focus of Book I of the Treatise of Human Nature and all of the first Enquiry.

Ideas. Hume's analysis of human belief begins with a. Hume wrote the Dialogues about but decided to withhold publication during his lifetime. When Adam Smith proved unwilling to take responsibility for the posthumous publication of the Dialogues, Hume entrusted it to his own publisher, William Strahan, with the provision that the work would be committed to Hume’s nephew David if Strahan failed to publish it within two and one-half years of.