A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

A Treatise of Human Nature

byDavid Hume

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A Treatise of Human Nature is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume. Hume's introduction presents the idea of placing all science and philosophy on a novel foundation: namely, an empirical investigation into human psychology. He begins by acknowledging "that common prejudice against metaphysical reasonings [i.e., any complicated and difficult argumentation]", a prejudice formed in reaction to "the present imperfect condition of the sci­ences" (including the endless scholarly disputes and the inordinate influence of "eloquence" over reason). But since the truth "must lie very deep and ab­struse" where "the greatest geniuses" have not found it, careful reasoning is still needed. All sciences, Hume con­tinues, ultimately depend on "the science of man": knowledge of "the extent and force of human understanding,... the nature of the ideas we employ, and... the operations we perform in our reasonings" is needed to make real intellectual progress.

Title:A Treatise of Human NatureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 8, 2014Publisher:SerapisLanguage:English

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