A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature : Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning Into Moral Subjects

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A Treatise of Human Nature is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, first published at the end of 1738. While many scholars today consider the Treatise to be Hume's most important work and one of the most important books in the history of philosophy, the public in Britain did not at first agree. Hume himself described the (lack of) public reaction to the publication of the Treatise by writing that the book "fell dead-born from the press." It contains the following sections: Book 1: "Of the Understanding" - An investigation into human cognition. Important statements of Skepticism. Book 2: "Of the Passions" - A treatment of emotions and free will. Book 3: "Of Morals" - A treatment of moral ideas, justice, obligations, benevolence.show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 20mm | 880g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514327457
  • 9781514327456

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