"A Treatise of Human Nature" from David Hume. Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist (1711-1776).
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David Hume was born in Edinburgh in 1711. He began writing his Treatise of Human nature when he was 18 or 19. He spent periods of his life in the army, as a diplomat, and as a government minister - but his chief interests were in philosophy, literature, politics, economics, and history. His six volume History of England was published between 1752 and 1761. Hume was a leading figure of the Enlightenment and, by the time of his death in 1776, his writings were known throughout Europe.Review:
`These new Oxford University Press editions have been meticulously collated from various exatant versions. Each text has an excellent introduction including an overview of Hume's thought and an account of his life and times. Even the difficult, and rarely commented-on, chapters on space and
time are elucidated. There are also useful notes on the text and glossary. These scholarly new editions are ideally adapted for a whole range of readers, from beginners to experts.'
Jane O'Grady, Catholic Herald, 4/8/00.
One of the greatest of all philosophical works, covering knowledge, imaginatio, emotion, morality and justice. Hume is down-to-earth, capable of putting other, pretentious philosophers down, but deeply sceptical even about his own reasoning. Baroness Warnock, The List, The Week
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Book Description Oxford Univ Press, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198243219