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Author: John P Wright
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Wright
ISBN: 9780521833769 0521833760 9780521541589 0521541581
OCLC Number: 422753462
Description: xx, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The author and the book --
First principles --
Causation --
Skepticism --
Determinism --
Passions, sympathy, and other minds --
Motivation: reason and calm passions --
Moral sense, reason, and moral skepticism --
The foundations of morals.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
Responsibility: John P. Wright.
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