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A Treatise of Human Nature – David Hume (1940s)


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A Treatise of Human Nature – David Hume (1940s)


Title: A Treatise of Human Nature in Two Volumes (complete)

Author: David Hume

Publisher: J M Dent / J P Dutton, exact date unknown. Most likely late 1940s. The Everyman’s Library series.

Condition: Hardcover, small cloth. In good condition: generally clean, interior very good, firmly bound.

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One of the foundational texts of British Empiricism.

A Treatise of Human Nature is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, first published (in parts) from the end of 1738 to 1740.

The full title of the Treatise is A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects. 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.

(from wikipedia)