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A treatise of human nature : being an attempt to introduce the experimental method of reasoning into moral subjects

Author: David Hume; Mary J Norton; David Fate Norton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford philosophical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Treatise of Human Nature" (1739-40), David Hume's comprehensive attempt to base philosophy on a new, observationally grounded study of human nature, is one of the most important texts in Western  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hume; Mary J Norton; David Fate Norton
ISBN: 0198751737 9780198751731 0198751729 9780198751724
OCLC Number: 42365853
Description: 750 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART 1: INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL ; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION ; SUPPLEMENTARY READING ; A NOTE ON THE TEXTS OF THIS EDITION ; PART 2: THE TEXT ; ADVERTISEMENT ; INTRODUCTION ; BOOK 1: OF THE UNDERSTANDING ; PART 1: OF IDEAS, THEIR ORIGIN, COMPOSITION, CONNEXION, ABSTRACTION, ETC. ; PART 2: OF IDEAS OF SPACE AND TIME ; PART 3: OF KNOWLEDGE AND PROBABILITY ; PART 4: OF THE SCEPTICAL AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF PHILOSOPHY ; BOOK 2: OF THE PASSIONS ; PART 1: OF PRIDE AND HUMILITY ; PART 2: OF LOVE AND HATRED ; PART 3: OF THE WILL AND DIRECT PASSIONS ; BOOK 3: OF MORALS ; ADVERTISEMENT ; PART 1: OF VIRTUE AND VICE IN GENERAL ; PART 2: OF JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE ; PART 3: OF THE OTHER VIRTUES AND VICES ; APPENDIX ; AN ABSTRACT OF ... A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE ; PART 3 SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL ; EDITORS' ANNOTATIONS ; GLOSSARY ; REFERENCES ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford philosophical texts.
Responsibility: David Hume ; edited by David Fate Norton, Mary J. Norton.

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