An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding/Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature/Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh



An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding/Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature/Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh Read An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Abstract Of A Treatise Of Human Nature Letter From A Gentleman To His Friend In Edinburgh By David Hume Instaposter.us A Landmark Of Enlightenment Thought, Hume S An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Is Accompanied Here By Two Shorter Works That Shed Light On It A Letter From A Gentleman To His Friend In Edinburgh, Hume S Response To Those Accusing Him Of Atheism, Of Advocating Extreme Skepticism, And Of Undermining The Foundations Of Morality And His Abstract Of A Treatise Of Human Nature, Which Anticipates Discussions Developed In The Enquiry.In His Concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg Explores The Conditions That Led Hume To Write The Enquiry And The Work S Important Relationship To Book I Of Hume S A Treatise Of Human Nature.

David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism.In light of Hume s central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in the history of Western philosophy, Bryan Magee judged him as a philosopher widely regarded as the greatest who has ever written in the English language While Hume fa

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  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding/Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature/Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh
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  • 25 February 2018
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10 thoughts on “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding/Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature/Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh

  1. Rand says:

    Far as I understand it, there are limits to altruism Just as there limits to what two people can have in common and what two people can speak of in public and what two people can speak of while operating motor vehicles.I think Hume and I would have enjoyed shooting heroin together.

  2. Brent McCulley says:

    All the philosophy, therefore, in the world, and all the religion, which is nothing but a species of philosophy, will never be able to carry us beyond the usual course of experience, or give us measures of conduct and behavior different from those which are furnished by reflections on common life No new fact can ever be inferred from the religious hypotheses, no event forseen or foretold, no reward or punishment expected or dreaded, beyond what is already known by practice and observation 101.I have thoroughly enjoyed Hume probably than I should have, but there is something that resonates strongly when viewing his philosophy as adjunct to Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, especially Hume s skepticism of cause and effect and denial of free will Nietzsche , and his understanding of philosophy and limitations therewith, and knowing God not through reason but solely divine revelation Kierkegaard Divinity or Theology, as it prove the existence of a Deity, and the immortality of souls, is composed partly of reasonings concerning particular, partly concerning general facts It has a foundation in reason, so far as it is supported by experience But its best and most solid foundation is faith in divine revelation 114.Hume s postulation of anything not a priori, which he reduces to mostl...

  3. Wenqin Wang says:

    I think this is the book I realized that I m probably interested in social science rather than pure philosophy especially ontology It simply can t convince me when the author has some mistakes some non conforming examples in ...

  4. Sam Snideman says:

    I don t typically give up on books, especially philosophic texts But Hume is quite onerous to read or, at least, this particular set of works is onerous to read Certainly, Hume has contributed much to philosophic thought, and everyone should be familiar with his ideas But, as with many Enlightenment era writers, the prose often leaves something to be desired The point of philosophy is not always to demonstrate good writing,...

  5. Enoch Kuo says:

    A skeptic in the true sense of the word, dedicated to the task of demolishing the arrogant pretensions of the many rationalist systems of his time Here, Hume points out various holes in various central concepts of the developing modern philosophy the notion of cause a...

  6. Kathleen O& says:

    Of the philosophers I have had to read so far for my 896 exam, Hume is my favorite He does what the best analytic philosophers do, which is to draw very radical conclusions in a very orthodox way After reading this book, I am interested in l...

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