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David Hume (1) (1711–1776)

Autor(a) de An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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David Hume was born in Edinburgh to a minor Scottish noble family, raised at the estate of Ninewells, and attended the University of Edinburgh for two years until he was 15. Although his family wished him to study law, he found himself unsuited to this. He studied at home, tried business briefly, mostrar mais and after receiving a small inheritance traveled to France, settling at La Fleche, where Descartes had gone to school. There he completed his first and major philosophical work, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739--40), published in three volumes. Hume claimed on the title page that he was introducing the experimental method of reasoning into moral subjects, and further that he was offering a new way of seeing the limits of human knowledge. Although his work was largely ignored, Hume gained from it a reputation as a philosophical skeptic and an opponent of traditional religion. (In later years he was called "the great infidel.") This reputation led to his being rejected for professorships at both Edinburgh and Glasgow. To earn his living he served variously as the secretary to General St. Clair, as the attendant to the mad Marquis of Annandale, and as the keeper of the Advocates Library in Edinburgh. While holding these positions, he wrote and published a new version of his philosophy, the two Enquiries, and many essays on social, political, moral, and literary subjects. He also began his six-volume History of England from the Roman Invasion to the Glorious Revolution (1754--62), the work that made him most famous in his lifetime. Hume retired from public life and settled in Edinburgh, where he was the leading figure in Scottish letters and a good friend to many of the leading intellectuals of the time, including Adam Smith and Benjamin Franklin. During this period, he completed the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, which he had been working on for more than 25 years. Hume first worked on the Dialogues in the middle of his career, but put them aside as too provocative. In his last years he finished them and they were published posthumously in 1779. They are probably his best literary effort and have been the basis for continuous discussion and debate among philosophers of religion. Toward the end of Hume's life, his philosophical work began to be taken seriously, and the skeptical problems he had raised were tackled by philosophers in Scotland, France, and finally Germany, where Kant claimed that Hume had awakened him from his dogmatic slumbers. Hume was one of the most influential philosophers of modern times, both as a positive force on skeptical and empirical thinkers and as a philosopher to be refuted by others. Interpreters are still arguing about whether he should be seen as a complete skeptic, a partial skeptic, a precursor of logical positivism, or even a secret believer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por David Hume

A Treatise of Human Nature (1739) 2,882 exemplares
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779) — Autor — 2,036 exemplares
History of England (6 volumes) (1754) 314 exemplares
On Suicide (2005) 217 exemplares
The Natural History of Religion (1957) 181 exemplares
The History of England (Volume I) (1762) 158 exemplares
Hume Selections (1927) 145 exemplares
Hume: Political Essays (1953) 120 exemplares
Moral and Political Philosophy (1948) 101 exemplares
The History of England (Volume V) (1754) 94 exemplares
Hume on Religion (1963) 52 exemplares
Political Writings (1994) 48 exemplares
The philosophy of David Hume (1963) 42 exemplares
Moral Philosophy (2006) 41 exemplares
Writings on Economics (1955) 40 exemplares
The essential David Hume (1969) 34 exemplares
Essays (1963) 33 exemplares
Of Miracles (Open Court classics) (1985) 32 exemplares
Essential Works of David Hume (1965) 27 exemplares
L'entendement (1995) 19 exemplares
Del conocimiento (1984) 17 exemplares
New Letters of David Hume (1954) 16 exemplares
Hume (1996) 14 exemplares
La morale (1997) 14 exemplares
My Own Life (1997) 13 exemplares
Obras econômicas (1996) 13 exemplares
De uitgelezen Hume (2004) 11 exemplares
David Hume: 21 Works (2014) 11 exemplares
The letters of David Hume (1983) 11 exemplares
La regola del gusto (1946) 10 exemplares
Four dissertations (1757) 10 exemplares
Hume - Os Pensadores (2005) 9 exemplares
Os Pensadores - Hume 9 exemplares
Om det mänskliga förståndet (1738) 8 exemplares
Ricerca sull'intelletto umano (2009) 8 exemplares
Hume vida e obra (2000) 8 exemplares
Essais esthétiques (2000) 7 exemplares
Etiske skrifter (1993) 6 exemplares
Ma vie (2000) 5 exemplares
Din üstüne (2013) 5 exemplares
Estetisk teori : en antologi (2008) 5 exemplares
Discorsi politici (1959) 5 exemplares
Political Discourses (2009) 4 exemplares
Réflexions sur les passions (1990) 4 exemplares
De mi propia vida (2014) 4 exemplares
Opere filosofiche. Vol. IV (1987) 4 exemplares
Natura umana e conoscenza (1984) 3 exemplares
David Hume (2017) 3 exemplares
Opere (1971) 3 exemplares
The David Hume Collection (2014) 3 exemplares
Hume: Theory of Politics (1951) 3 exemplares
Of Tragedy (1990) 3 exemplares
Well-temper'd Eloquence (1996) 3 exemplares
Essais sur l'art et le goût (2010) 2 exemplares
Hume (2000) 2 exemplares
A proposito di Rousseau (2017) 2 exemplares
Of the Liberty of the Press (2015) 2 exemplares
Scritti morali (1970) 2 exemplares
Of the Original Contract (2016) 2 exemplares
Works of David Hume (2008) 2 exemplares
David Hume összes esszéi (1992) 2 exemplares
David Hume (2014) 2 exemplares
Hume on Religion (1964) 2 exemplares
Translation (1991) 1 exemplar
On Religion 1 exemplar
A kind of history of my life (2015) 1 exemplar
Eseje pozostałe (2020) 1 exemplar
Hume's Political Discourses (2019) 1 exemplar
Obras 1 exemplar
Obras sobre Religião (2005) 1 exemplar
Of Money (2011) 1 exemplar
Of probability 1 exemplar
Du commerce et du luxe (2005) 1 exemplar
Politik og æstetik (2000) 1 exemplar
Eseuri politice 1 exemplar
Money and Interest 1 exemplar
ENSAYOS POLITICOS (2011) 1 exemplar
Of essay writing (1990) 1 exemplar
Hume's Essays 1 exemplar
Lettere 1 exemplar
Hume [Opere di] 1 exemplar

Associated Works

English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (1909) — Contribuidor — 483 exemplares
The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (1939) — Contribuidor — 473 exemplares
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições404 exemplares
Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Contribuidor, algumas edições390 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Locke, Berkeley, Hume (1689) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
The Philosopher's Handbook: Essential Readings from Plato to Kant (2000) — Contribuidor — 204 exemplares
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Autor, algumas edições191 exemplares
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Man and Spirit: The Speculative Philosophers (1947) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
Applied Ethics (1986) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
God (Hackett Readings in Philosophy) (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições60 exemplares
Reading Philosophy: Selected Texts with a Method for Beginners (2002) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
British Moralists 1650-1800, Vol. 2 Hume-Bentham and Index (1991) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Reading Philosophy of Religion (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Reading Ethics (Reading Philosophy) (2008) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Erkenntnis und Sein I Epistemologie. (1978) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Wijsgerige teksten over de wereld (1964) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Le monde des passions en 30 dissertations: Balzac, Hume, Racine: programme 2015-2016 (2015) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1 exemplar


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This book just didn't really impress me because a lot of it seemed sort of trivial. It is possible that his discussion of causality was novel and powerful when it was written (though I have my doubts about that, because I feel like i have read philosophers who addressed the questions earlier), but here it just seems like he's putting forward some facts. It was a "definition book" in the sense that he described something, gave it a one word definition, and moved on.
mrbearbooks | 26 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
Hume's goal is to be trivial. He has some pretty interesting arguments, but gases his arguments up so much. We can see the influence his arguments had on philosophy in its postmodern influence. It is very conservative and can be hard to read. His philosophy is essentially to just be common sense and intuitive. It is also very repetitive and literary.
vincenttran | 26 outras críticas | Mar 17, 2024 |
One of the best-known modern philosophers wrote his masterpiece at a young age, it wasn’t well received at the time and to being important to Western philosophy, and so David Hume decided to do something to get his thoughts talked about. Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals are two pieces that Hume wrote from sections of his most famous work to enlarge and make them well known thus putting his name out into the philosophical community.

The two Enquiries are essentially extracts and revisions of sections from his A Treatise of Human Nature, his anonymously published most important work that was not received well and very long. In all honestly, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding was to me were words that signified nothing. Every statement and argument Hume put forward neither interested me nor really was convincing and his section “On Miracles” was nothing more than a circular argument that just wasted my time. An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals was not much better, while I understood Hume’s thinking, I just didn’t understand the reason for the entire piece existing and frankly the four Appendixes that were attached where the best part of what Hume wrote. The publishers decided to include A Dialogue in the book, and it was probably the best piece in the entire book as I took it as satire and if not, I don’t care because those 20 pages were better than the previous 326. Frankly I had hoped for Hume to contrast or compliment John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and while I felt Locke was a bit bloated, at least I cared about what he wrote unlike Hume.

Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals are two of David Hume’s work combined in the same book, I read them and felt like I wasted my time.
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mattries37315 | 26 outras críticas | Nov 8, 2023 |
Early rare version in 6 volumes, excellent condition, with no publication date.
susangeib | 1 outra crítica | Sep 21, 2023 |



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