A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

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Title : A Treatise of Human Nature
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ISBN : 1406927554
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 434 pages


Darren rated it ★★★★★

June 15, 2007

"I was awoken from my dogmatic slumber." -Kant, on reading Hume. In my opinion, this is probably one of the most thoroughly logical and most disturbing books ever written. Hume's use of reason completely dissects that habituation that we call "intuition", and moreover, shows how inductive reasonin...

Camille Stein rated it ★★★☆☆

October 29, 2016

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Duffy rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2013

I just wrote a long review of this book, and Goodreads or the internet ate it. Grrrr... Here are the high points of that review. Three years to read this. Of that, almost the full time was stuck on the first two parts of the second book, which seemed both dull and pointless. It ended up that it wa...

Gary rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2018

The real ‘scandal’ is not what Kant referred to in his 800 page rebuttal to Hume’s belief of skepticism about the real world, or the ‘scandal’ that Heidegger referred to that we were still debating the phenomenal world as such, the real scandal is that more people don’t read books like this one....

eesenor rated it ★★★★★

December 07, 2008

Hume continues the tradition of Locke and Berkeley, by demonstrating that causal connections are only in the mind of the perceiver, not actually in the world of perceived events.

Matei rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 31, 2018

2/5 empiricism was a mistake. Out of the three empiricist philosophers I read, Hume deals with the most complex issues and treats the problems of the nature of ideas, causality and morality to their complete conclusion (often a contradictory/self-defeating one), but his fanatical devotion to the...

Yann rated it ★★★★☆

June 25, 2012

Il y a une remarquable unité dans ces trois ouvrages de Hume, sur la nature humaine, le premier sur la connaissance, le second sur les passions, et le troisième sur la morale. On ne saurait pas aborder ces difficiles questions de morale sans bien s'entendre préalablement sur le sens des mots, san...

Simon rated it ★★★★★

December 02, 2016

Hume's radicalism does not stop at critiquing long-standing philosophical notions of causality, what is external to us, substance, self and God; in a profoundly anti-Cartesian moment, he attacks those who uncritically assert that animals cannot reason nor express the 'passions' of love/hatred and...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2012

Trenchant and profound. I wouldn't recommend the Barnes & Noble edition, which I picked up without knowing that it contained a few potentially misleading features (inexplicably, the preface to the Abstract which Hume later published is included and the Abstract itself left out). It's good to r...

Bob rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 03, 2013

Hume's "Treatise" is divided into three books that cover understanding, passions and morals. This review is on Book II, "Of the Passions." *[Review of Book III added below, November, 2013] At first (actually, third) read, this book is a mess, but the book's meaning gains traction when viewed with...

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