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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh ; An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature

By (author) David Hume
Edited by Eric Steinberg
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc, Cambridge, MA, United States
Published: 15th Nov 1993
Dimensions: w 139mm h 212mm d 9mm
Weight: 143g
ISBN-10: 0872202291
ISBN-13: 9780872202290
Barcode No: 9780872202290
Synopsis
A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh , Hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme skepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature , which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry . In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led Hume to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book I of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature .

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