Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding : With Hume's Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature and a Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh

9780872202290

Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding : With Hume's Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature and a Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh

  • ISBN 13:

    9780872202290

  • ISBN 10:

    0872202291

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/01/1993
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Summary

A landmark of enlightenment though, HUme's An Enquiry Concerning Human understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentlemen to His Friend in Edinburgh, hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme scepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of HUman Nature, which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry. In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book 1 of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.

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