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Author: John P Wright
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
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"David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) presents the most important account of skepticism in the history of modern philosophy. In this lucid and thorough introduction to the work, John P. Wright examines the development of Hume's ideas in the Treatise, their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions, and the reception they received when Hume published the Treatise. He explains  Read more...
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Wright, John P.
Hume's 'A treatise of human nature'.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009027848
(OCoLC)422753462
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Wright
ISBN: 9780511691270 0511691270 9780511808456 0511808453 0511690533 9780511690532
OCLC Number: 650350462
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 316 pages).
Contents: 1. author and the book --
2. First principles --
3. Causation --
4. Skepticism --
5. Determinism --
6. Passions, sympathy, and other minds --
7. Motivation: reason and calm passions --
8. Moral sense, reason, and moral skepticism --
9. foundations of morals.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
Responsibility: John P. Wright.
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Examines the development of Hume's ideas and their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions.  Read more...

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