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Treatise Of Human Nature, A : Great Books in Philosophy - David Hume

Treatise Of Human Nature, A

Great Books in Philosophy

Paperback Published: 1st June 1992
ISBN: 9780879757434
Number Of Pages: 639

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"Nothing is more curiously enquired after . . . than the causes of every phenomenon. . . . [We] push on our enquiries, till we arrive at the original and ultimate principle. . . . This is our aim in all our studies and reflections."

These words sum up David Hume's plan: To discover the fundamental principles at work in the nature and extent of human knowledge, and in so doing to gain a clearer understanding of our perception, ideas (e.g. of cause and effect), impressions, beliefs, passions, virtues, and vices. Hume's piercing critique and relentless analysis make this truly one of the most influential works of the Early Modern period.

Introductory Material
How to Use this Book
List of Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction Hume's Early years and Education
A Treatise of Human Nature
Of the Understanding
The Elements of the Mental World
The Ideas of Space and Time
Knowledge, Probability, Belief, and Causation
Forms of Scepticism
Of the passions
The Indirect Passions of Pride and Humility
The Indirect Passions of Love and Hatred
The Direct Passions and the Will
Of Morals
The Source of Moral Distinctions
The Artificial Virtues
Natural Virtues and Natural Abilities The Abstract and the Early Reception of the Treatise Supplementary Reading A Note on the Texts of this Edition
The Text
Of the Understanding
Of ideas, their origin, composition, connexion, abstraction, etc.
Of the origin of our ideas
Division of the subject
Of the ideas of the memory and imagination
Of the connexion of association of ideas
Of relations Sect. 6 Of modes and substances
Of abstract ideas
Of ideas of space and time
Of the infinite divisibility of our ideas of space and time
Of the infinite divisibility of space and time
Of the other qualities of our ideas of space and time
Objections answered
The same subject continued
Of the idea of existence and of external existence
of knowledge and probability
Of knowledge
Of probability; and of the idea of cause and effect
Why a cause is always necessary
Of the component parts of our reasonings concerning cause and effect
Of the impressions of the senses and memory
Of the inference from the impression to the idea
Of the nature of the idea or belief
Of the causes of belief
Of the effects of other relations and other habits
Of the influence of belief
Of the probability of chances
Of the probability of causes
Of unphilosophical probability
Of the idea of necessary connexion
Rules by which to judge of causes and effects
Of the reason of animals
Of the sceptical and other systems of philosophy
Of scepticism with regard to reason
Of scepticism with regard to the senses
Of the ancient philosophy
Of the modern philosophy
Of the immateriality of the soul
Of personal identity
Conclusion of this book
Of the Passions
Of pride and humility
Division of the subject
Of pride and humility; their objects and causes
Whence these objects and causes are derived
Of the relations of impressions and ideas
Of the influence of these relations on pride and humility
Limitations of this system
Of vice and virtue
Of beauty and deformity <
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ISBN: 9780879757434
ISBN-10: 0879757434
Series: Great Books in Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 639
Published: 1st June 1992
Publisher: Prometheus Books UK
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.8  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition