Autor: David Hume
ISBN-13: 9780199549900
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 238
Gewicht: 223 g
Format: 198x129x15 mm
Sprache: Englisch

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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The Enquiry considers the origin and processes of human thought and argues that we should liberate ourselves from the 'superstition' of false metaphysics and religion. This edition places the work in its historical and philosophical context.
'Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.'
Thus ends David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, the definitive statement of the greatest philosopher in the English language. His arguments in support of reasoning from experience, and against the 'sophistry and illusion' of religiously inspired philosophical fantasies, caused controversy in the eighteenth century and are strikingly relevant today, when faith and science continue to clash.

The Enquiry considers the origin and processes of human thought, reaching the stark conclusion that we can have no ultimate understanding of the physical world, or indeed our own minds. In either sphere we must depend on instinctive learning from experience, recognizing our animal nature and the limits of reason. Hume's calm and open-minded scepticism thus aims to provide a new basis for science, liberating us from the 'superstition' of false metaphysics and religion. His Enquiry
remains one of the best introductions to the study of philosophy, and this edition places it in its historical and philosophical context.

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Autor: David Hume
Editiert von: Peter Millican
Peter Millican is founder and director of the Leeds Electronic Text Centre and editor of the journal Hume Studies. He recently edited Reading Hume on Human Understanding (OUP, 2002).

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Autor: David Hume
ISBN-13 :: 9780199549900
ISBN: 0199549907
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2008
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 223g
Seiten: 238
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 198x129x15 mm