An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Paperback)

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"In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence."

The book that famously woke Kant from his "dogmatic slumber", Hume's 1748 work was an early version of pop-science in action.

Hume believed that his anonymously published A Treatise of Human Nature had "fell dead-born from the press" in 1739-1740, so he redeveloped, reworked and republished a shorter version, which he believed to be the important bits, and called it An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. It was published in 1748, and is still a classic of modern philosophical thought.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781839191275
ISBN-10: 1839191279
Publisher: Ockham Publishing
Publication Date: February 19th, 2021
Pages: 206
Language: English