Collected Essays: Volume 6, Hume: With Helps to the Study of Berkeley

Collected Essays: Volume 6, Hume: With Helps to the Study of Berkeley

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Known as 'Darwin's Bulldog', the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) was a tireless supporter of the evolutionary theories of his friend Charles Darwin. Huxley also made his own significant scientific contributions, and he was influential in the development of science education despite having had only two years of formal schooling. He established his scientific reputation through experiments on aquatic life carried out during a voyage to Australia while working as an assistant surgeon in the Royal Navy; ultimately he became President of the Royal Society (1883-5). Throughout his life Huxley struggled with issues of faith, and he coined the term 'agnostic' to describe his beliefs. This nine-volume collection of Huxley's essays, which he edited and published in 1893-4, demonstrates the wide range of his intellectual interests. In Volume 6, Huxley focuses on the philosopher David Hume (1711-76), discussing his life and his philosophical and intellectual more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139149253
  • 9781139149259

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Preface; Hume: Part I. Hume's Life: 1. Early life: literary and political writings; 2. Later years: the History of England; Part II. Hume's Philosophy: 1. The object and scope of philosophy; 2. The contents of the mind; 3. The origin of the impressions; 4. The classification and the nomenclature of mental operations; 5. The mental phenomena of animals; 6. Language - propositions concerning necessary truths; 7. The order of nature: miracles; 8. Theism: evolution of theology; 9. The soul: the doctrine of immortality; 10. Volition: liberty and necessity; 11. The principles of morals; Helps to the Study of Berkeley: 1. Bishop Berkeley on the metaphysics of sensation 1870; 2. On sensation and the unity of structure of sensiferous organs (1879).show more

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