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,Eric Steinberg

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202290

Category: Philosophy

Page: 151

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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.

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

A Critical Edition

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198250609

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

View: 4134

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.

Narrative Naturalism

An Alternative Framework for Philosophy of Mind

Author: Jessica Wahman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739187988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

View: 1562

This book addresses the nature of consciousness and the relation of mind to brain, body, and the material world. Against mechanistic and physicalist approaches, it employs a literary worldview that accommodates plural narratives, including those of neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, and everyday experience.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Hume

Author: Alan Bailey,Dan O'Brien

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474243959

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

View: 807

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.

Deleuze and Derrida

Difference and the Power of the Negative

Author: Vernon W. Cisney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748696237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 1062

Examines independent documentary film production in India within a political context

Reproducibility in Biomedical Research

Epistemological and Statistical Problems

Author: Erwin B. Montgomery

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128176725

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 5696

Reproducibility in Biomedical Research: Epistemological and Statistical Problems explores the ideas and conundrums inherent in scientific research. It explores factors of reproducibility, including logic, distinguishing productive from unproductive irreproducibility, the scientific method, and the use of statistics. In multiple examples and six detailed case studies, the book demonstrates the misuse of logic resulting in unproductive irreproducibility, allowing researchers to develop their own logic and planning abilities. Biomedical researchers, clinicians, administrators of scientific institutions and funding agencies, journal editors, philosophers of science and medicine will find the arguments and explorations a valuable addition to their libraries. Considers the meaning and purpose of reproducibility to help design research Reviews famous case studies of alleged irreproducibility to determine if these could be reproducible Provides a theoretical aspect to practical issues surrounding research design and conduct

The Reader's Adviser

Author: Barbara Ann Chernow,George A. Vallasi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221481

Category: Best books

Page: 801

View: 2320

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.

"Tristram Shandy", Laurence Sterne

Author: Anne Bandry-Scubbi,Madeleine Descargues-Grant

Publisher: Armand Colin



Page: 151

View: 1876

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.

National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 1397

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4340

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2

Die besten Storys 1948-1963

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Golkonda Verlag

ISBN: 394472058X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3224

Zum ersten Mal vollständig auf Deutsch: die legendäre Anthologie ›Science Fiction Hall of Fame‹ mit sechsundzwanzig klassischen Erzählungen aus den Jahren 1934 bis 1963. Die besten SF-Storys aller Zeiten, ausgewählt von den Mitgliedern der Science Fiction Writers of America! Die zweite Hälfte dieser legendären Anthologie umfasst die besten SF-Erzählungen aus den Jahren 1950 bis 1963. Dabei reicht das Spektrum von Highlights der Weltraum-SF (Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury) bis zum Aufbruch des Genres in die Gefilde der modernen Literatur (Daniel Keyes, Roger Zelazny). Jede einzelne dieser Geschichten ist ein Juwel, das bis heute nichts von seinem Glanz verloren hat. Die beiden Bände ›Science Fiction Hall of Fame‹ sind einerseits die ideale Einstiegslektüre für alle, die einen Zugang zur Science Fiction suchen, ohne sich gleich eine ganze Bibliothek zulegen zu wollen. Für Freunde und Kenner der SF erfüllen sie andererseits einen lang gehegten Wunsch: Endlich liegen die grundlegenden Meisterwerke des Genres in neuen und überarbeiteten Übersetzungen gesammelt vor. Diese Erzählungen haben Geschichte geschrieben; diese beiden Bücher machen Geschichte greifbar. In ihrer spannendsten Form ...

Die Philosophischen Schriften

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz,Carl Immanuel Gerhardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1421238306

Category: Metaphysics

Page: 442

View: 7352

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Weidmann in Berlin, 1875.

Eine Untersuchung über den Ursprung unserer Vorstellungen von Schönheit und Tugend

Author: Francis Hutcheson

Publisher: Meiner, F

ISBN: 9783787306329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

View: 5605

In dieser Schrift von 1725 werden vier zentrale Problembereiche behandelt: 1. Die Frage nach dem Prinzip des moralischen Handelns, 2. Die Frage nach dem Ursprung unserer moralischen Begriffe, 3. Das Problem der obersten Maxime des moralischen Handelns und Urteilens und 4. Die Konsequenzen dieser Auffassung für die politische Ordnung der Gesellschaft. Die Neuübersetzung basiert auf der zweiten Auflage von 1726 und verzeichnet die Varianten der ersten vier Auflagen.