David Hume: The Collected Works

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David Hume's 'The Collected Works' is a literary treasure trove that encompasses his essential writings on philosophy, politics, economics, and history. Hume's clear and lucid prose style makes complex philosophical ideas accessible to readers of all levels, while his keen insights into human nature continue to influence modern thought. This collection showcases Hume's contributions to empiricism, skepticism, and moral philosophy, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment. His works serve as a cornerstone of Western philosophy and remain essential reading for anyone interested in the human condition. David Hume, a prominent figure in the 18th-century Enlightenment, was a Scottish philosopher and historian known for his empiricist approach to knowledge. Deeply influenced by thinkers such as John Locke and Isaac Newton, Hume's writings challenged traditional assumptions about causality and human reason, paving the way for modern philosophical thought. His unique perspective on moral philosophy and skeptical inquiry continues to inspire scholars and readers alike. For those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the foundational writings of David Hume, 'The Collected Works' is a must-read. This collection offers a deep dive into the mind of a profoundly influential thinker whose ideas have shaped the course of Western philosophy. Whether a seasoned scholar or a curious novice, Hume's timeless insights are sure to provoke thought and stimulate intellectual curiosity.

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David Hume (1711–1776) stands out as one of the most prominent figures in the history of Western philosophy, history, and economics. His erudition and breadth of knowledge were profound, highly influential in the age of Enlightenment and continue to resonate in contemporary intellectual discourse. His 'The Collected Works' is an essential compendium for anyone seeking to understand his rich contribution to philosophy, both empirically and skeptically. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hume's writings span a vast range of topics from human nature and understanding to morals, economics, and religion. His 'A Treatise of Human Nature', although initially not well-received, laid the foundation for empiricist epistemology and became a seminal work in philosophical literature. Furthermore, 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' and 'An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals' further delve into cognitive and ethical dimensions of human inquiry. Hume's historical accounts, most notably 'The History of England', though less philosophical, reveals his narrative skill and his analytical approach to the past. His literary style is often characterized by clear, measured prose and an uncommon ability to engage readers in the rigorous yet accessible analysis of complex philosophical concepts. Hume's influence extends beyond philosophy to the social sciences, where his ideas on causality, induction, and human nature continue to be of paramount relevance. His commitment to skepticism and naturalism has rendered his work timeless, maintaining his status as an intellectual titan whose thoughts and ideas are studied and revered to this day.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 826 Pages

Filesize: 1001.5 KB

ISBN: 8596547397991