A Treatise of Human Nature

by David Hume

Other authorsP. H. Nidditch (Editor), L. A. Selby-Bigge (Editor)
Paperback, 1978

Collection

Publication

Oxford University Press (1978), Edition: 2nd, 768 pages

Description

Hume's comprehensive effort to form an observationally grounded study of human nature employs John Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. A key to modern studies of 18th-century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1739

Physical description

768 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0198245882 / 9780198245889
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