An enquiry concerning human Understanding (Paperback)

An enquiry concerning human Understanding By Andrea Gouveia (Editor), David Hume Cover Image
By Andrea Gouveia (Editor), David Hume
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a book by the Scottish empiricist philosopher David Hume, published in English in 1748. It was a revision of an earlier effort, Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, published anonymously in London in 1739-40. Hume was disappointed with the reception of the Treatise, which "fell dead-born from the press," as he put it, and so tried again to disseminate his more developed ideas to the public by writing a shorter and more polemical work.The end product of his labours was the Enquiry. The Enquiry dispensed with much of the material from the Treatise, in favor of clarifying and emphasizing its most important aspects. For example, Hume's views on personal identity do not appear. However, more vital propositions, such as Hume's argument for the role of habit in a theory of knowledge, are retained.

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ISBN: 9781534667891
ISBN-10: 153466789X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 15th, 2016
Pages: 120
Language: English