An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume; E. Steinberg (ed.)

By David Hume; E. Steinberg (ed.)

• Edited via Eric Steinberg.

A landmark of Enlightenment suggestion, Hume's An Enquiry referring to Human Understanding is observed right here through shorter works that make clear it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His good friend in Edinburgh, Hume's reaction to these accusing him of atheism, of advocating severe skepticism, and of undermining the principles of morality; and his summary of A Treatise of Human Nature, which anticipates discussions constructed within the Enquiry.

In his concise advent, Eric Steinberg explores the stipulations that led Hume to write down the Enquiry and the work's vital courting to booklet I of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.

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Greig. 2 volumes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1932. 15. New Letters of David Hume. Edited by R. C. Mossner. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954. E. Jessop’s Bibliography of David Hume and of Scottish Philosophy from Francis Hutcheson to Lord Balfour, and Roland Hall’s Fifty Years of Hume Scholarship: a Bibliographical Guide. The following are some of the more significant writings on Hume and the issues discussed in this volume. B. Works on Hume: 1. Anderson, Robert F. Hume’s First Principles. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966.

A LETTER FROM A GENTLEMAN TO HIS FRIEND IN EDINBURGH AN ABSTRACT OF A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE Index A Note on the Text The text of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding in this volume is based on the posthumous 1777 edition. I have modernized the spelling and made a number of minor corrections in Hume’s notes. C. V. Price, from a copy in the National Library of Scotland) appears without alteration. I would like to thank the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland and the Edinburgh University Press for permission to reprint it here.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. 14. C. David Hume: His Theory of Knowledge and Morality. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1966. 15. C. The Life of David Hume. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970. 16. Norton, David Fate. David Hume: Common-Sense Moralist, Skeptical Metaphysician. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1982. 17. Noxon, James. Hume’s Philosophical Development. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973. 18. Passmore, John A. Hume’s Intentions. New York: Basic Books, 1968. 19.

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