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Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - 99 edition

Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780198752486

ISBN10: 0198752482

Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume and Tom L.  Ed. Beauchamp - ISBN 9780198752486
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume and Tom L.  Ed. Beauchamp - ISBN 9780198752486

ISBN13: 9780198752486

ISBN10: 0198752482

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New in the Oxford Philosophical Texts series!

The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of truly practical and accessible guides to major philosophical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world up to modern times. Each book opens with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist which covers the philosopher's life, work, and influence. Endnotes, a full bibliography, guides to further reading, and an index are also included.

Now one of the most widely read works in philosophy, David Hume's An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748) introduced his philosophy to a broad educated readership. In it he gives an elegant and accessible presentation of strikingly original and challenging views about the limited powers of human understanding, the attractions of skepticism, the compatibility of free will and determinism, and weaknesses in the foundations of religion. In this volume, an authoritative new version of the text is enhanced by detailed explanatory notes, a glossary of terms, a full list of references, and a section of supplementary readings.

Author Bio

Hume, David :

Beauchamp, Tom L. (Ed.) : Georgetown University

Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory Material

How to Use this Book
List of Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction
1. Life and Early Publishing History
2. Cultural and Intellectual Background
3. Two General Features of Hume's Philosophy
4. Philosophy of Mind
5. Epistemology
6. Metaphysics
7. Philosophy of Religion
8. Scepticism
Supplementary Reading
The Text Printed in this Edition

Part 2: The Text

An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding
1. Of the Different Species of Philosophy
2. Of the Origin of Ideas
3. Of the Association of Ideas
4. Sceptical Doubts concerning the Operations of the Understanding
5. Sceptical Solution of these Doubts
6. Of Probability
7. Of the Idea of Necessary Connexion
8. Of Liberty and Necessity
9. Of the Reason of Animals
10. Of Miracles
11. Of a Particular Providence and of a Future State
12. Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy

Part 3: Supplementary Material

Annotations to the Enquiry