Treatise of Human Nature

ISBN-10: 0486432505

ISBN-13: 9780486432502

Edition: 2003

Authors: David Hume

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Hume's comprehensive effort to form an observationally grounded study of human nature employs John Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. A key to modern studies of 18th-century Western philosophy, theTreatiseconsiders numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.
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List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Of the Understanding
Of ideas; their origin, composition, abstraction, connexion, &c.
Of the origin of our ideas
Division of the subject
Of the ideas of the memory and imagination
Of the connexion or association of ideas
Of relations
Of modes and substances
Of abstract ideas
Of the ideas of space and time
Of the infinite divisibility of our ideas of space and time
Of the infinite divisibility of space and time
Of the other qualities of our ideas of space and time
Objections answer'd
The same subject continu'd
Of the idea of existence and of external existence
Of knowledge and probability
Of knowledge
Of probability; and of the idea of cause and effect
Why a cause is always necessary
Of the component parts of our reasonings concerning causes and effect
Of the impressions of the senses and memory
Of the inference from the impression to the idea
Of the nature of the idea, or belief
Of the causes of belief
Of the effects of other relations, and other habits
Of the influence of belief
Of the probability of chances
Of the probability of causes
Of unphilosophical probability
Of the idea of necessary connexion
Rules by which to judge of causes and effects
Of the reason of animals
Of the sceptical and other systems of philosophy
Of scepticism with regard to reason
Of scepticism with regard to the senses
Of the antient philosophy
Of the modern philosophy
Of the immateriality of the soul
Of personal identity
Conclusion of this book
Of the Passions
Of pride and humility
Division of the subject
Of pride and humility; their objects and causes
Whence these objects and causes are deriv'd
Of the relations of impressions and ideas
Of the influence of these relations on pride and humility
Limitations of this system
Of vice and virtue
Of beauty and deformity
Of external advantages and disadvantages
Of property and riches
Of the love of fame
Of the pride and humility of animals
Of love and hatred
Of the objects and causes of love and hatred
Experiments to confirm this system
Difficulties solv'd
Of the love of relations
Of our esteem for the rich and powerful
Of benevolence and anger
Of compassion
Of malice and envy
Of the mixture of benevolence and anger with compassion and malice
Of respect and contempt
Of the amorous passion, or love betwixt the sexes
Of the love and hatred of animals
Of the will and direct passions
Of liberty and necessity
The same subject continu'd
Of the influencing motives of the will
Of the causes of the violent passions
Of the effects of custom
Of the influence of the imagination on the passions
Of contiguity and distance in space and time
The same subject continu'd
Of the direct passions
Of curiosity, or the love of truth
Of Morals
Of virtue and vice in general
Moral distinctions not deriv'd from reason
Moral distinctions deriv'd from a moral sense
Of justice and injustice
Justice, whether a natural or artificial virtue
Of the origin of justice and property
Of the rules that determine property
Of the transference of property by consent
Of the obligation of promises
Some farther reflexions concerning justice and injustice
Of the origin of government
Of the source of allegiance
Of the measures of allegiance
Of the objects of allegiance
Of the laws of nations
Of chastity and modesty
Of the other virtues and vices
Of the origin of the natural virtues and vices
Of greatness of mind
Of goodness and benevolence
Of natural abilities
Some farther reflexions concerning the natural virtues
Conclusion of this book
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