An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding With A Letter From A Gentleman To His Friend In Edinburgh And An Abstract Of A Treatise Of Human Nature

Author : David Hume
ISBN : 9781603844871
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A landmark of enlightenment though, HUme's An Enquiry Concerning Human understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentlemen to His Friend in Edinburgh, hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme scepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of HUman Nature, which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry. In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book 1 of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Author : David Hume
ISBN : 0198250606
Genre : Philosophy
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David Hume (1711-1776) probably ranks highest of all British philosophers in terms of influence and philosophical standing. His philosophical work ranges across morals, the mind, metaphysics, epistemology and aesthetics; he had broad interests not only in philosophy as it is now conceived but in history, politics, economics, religion and the arts.
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David Hume

Author : Jens Kulenkampff
ISBN : 3406494188
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Toward A Humean True Religion

Author : Andre C. Willis
ISBN : 9780271066684
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David Hume is traditionally seen as a devastating critic of religion. He is widely read as an infidel, a critic of the Christian faith, and an attacker of popular forms of worship. His reputation as irreligious is well forged among his readers, and his argument against miracles sits at the heart of the narrative overview of his work that perennially indoctrinates thousands of first-year philosophy students. In Toward a Humean True Religion, Andre Willis succeeds in complicating Hume’s split approach to religion, showing that Hume was not, in fact, dogmatically against religion in all times and places. Hume occupied a “watershed moment,” Willis contends, when old ideas of religion were being replaced by the modern idea of religion as a set of epistemically true but speculative claims. Thus, Willis repositions the relative weight of Hume’s antireligious sentiment, giving significance to the role of both historical and discursive forces instead of simply relying on Hume’s personal animus as its driving force. Willis muses about what a Humean “true religion” might look like and suggests that we think of this as a third way between the classical and modern notions of religion. He argues that the cumulative achievements of Hume’s mild philosophic theism, the aim of his moral rationalism, and the conclusion of his project on the passions provide the best content for this “true religion.”
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An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals

Author : David Hume
ISBN : 0199266336
Genre : Philosophy
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An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, first published in 1751, was the third of David Hume's major philosophical treatises. Hume's aim in this elegant and lucid work was to present in an accessible way his theory of the foundation of morality in human nature, a theory which had developed significantly since he first addressed the subject in A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40). He considered this Enquiry to be 'of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best'.
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The Bloomsbury Companion To Hume

Author : Alan Bailey
ISBN : 9781474243957
Genre : Philosophy
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David Hume (1711-1776), philosopher, historian, and essayist, is widely considered to be Britain's greatest philosopher. One of the leading intellectual figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, his major works and central ideas, especially his radical empiricism and his critique of the pretensions of philosophical rationalism, remain hugely influential on contemporary philosophers. This comprehensive and accessible guide to Hume's life and work includes 21 specially commissioned essays, written by a team of leading experts, covering every aspect of Hume's thought. The Companion presents details of Hume's life, historical and philosophical context, providing students with a comprehensive overview of all the key themes and topics apparent in his work, including his accounts of causal reasoning, scepticism, the soul and the self, action, reason, free will, miracles, natural religion, politics, human nature, women, economics and history, and an account of his reception and enduring influence. This textbook is indispensable to anyone studying in the areas of Hume Studies, British, and eighteenth-century philosophy.
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The Reader S Adviser

Author : Barbara Ann Chernow
ISBN : 0835221482
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Includes coverage of General Philosophy; Greek & Roman Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Renaissance Philosophy; Modern Philosophy; Twentieth-Century Philosophy; Ancient Religion & Philosophy; Eastern Religion & Philosophy; Judaism; Early Christianity; Late Chrisitianity; Bibles; Minority Religions. listing under Bibliography for more information.
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After Crucifixion

Author : Craig Keen
ISBN : 9781610970655
Genre : Religion
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This is an extraordinary text. It addresses no small number of traditional theological concerns. However, it addresses them mindful of the earthiness of life. Thus this is also a book that is concerned to address questions of migration, brain physiology, emotional trauma, time, love, and death. It is written not to satisfy a bloodless lust for the resolution of puzzles. It is written with confidence that tangible bodies think. Thus there is an earthy quality to its writing, both in what it addresses and how it is addressed. The manner of After Crucifixion may be imagined as a moment in which in some unpretentious underground venue the deep, resonant percussions of subwoofers roll as a carnal wave across the chest and throat before they become the bass line in a conscious musical thought. After Crucifixion has been written for the ears, the chest, the throat, no less than for focused, deliberate, disciplined thought. But it is written in particular for bodies befriended by the Mystery of life and death--in the carnal event of the crucifixion/resurrection of the Galilean peasant Jesus, who unhands the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil and thus invites us to join him in prayer.
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Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne

Author : Anne Bandry-Scubbi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123575594
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L'irruption de Tristram Shandy sur la scène littéraire en 1760 fit sensation. Ce livre déconcertant et provocateur, au croisement de la culture classique et de la modernité, suscite depuis deux siècles et demi des réactions ambivalentes. Par sa mise à nu des procédés narratifs, il interroge la littérature et fut souvent pris comme modèle par les tenants de la déconstruction. Mais les vignettes sentimentales eurent aussi leur heure de gloire. Sterne aimait à dire qu'une lettre adressée à " Tristram Shandy, Europe " lui parviendrait, où qu'il se trouve. La parution du texte étalée de 1759 à 1767 le força à renouveler ses trouvailles afin d'entretenir sa réputation d'originalité, toujours d'actualité à l'heure de l'hypertexte et des adaptations postmodernes, des interrogations sur l'héritage du roman et sur l'avenir de la fiction.