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Hume's "A treatise of human nature" : an introduction

Author: John P Wright
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Series: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Named Person: David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Wright
ISBN: 9780521833769 0521833760 9780521541589 0521541581
OCLC Number: 1102490733
Description: xx, 316 s. : portr.
Contents: Preface; 1. The author and the book; 2. First principles; 3. Causation; 4. Skepticism; 5. Determinism; 6. Passions, sympathy, and others' minds; 7. Motivation: reason and the calm passions; 8. Moral sense, reason, and moral skepticism; 9. The foundations of morals; Bibliography and further reading; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts
Other Titles: A treatise of human nature
Responsibility: John P. Wright

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