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A Treatise of Human Nature - David Hume

A Treatise of Human Nature

Author David Hume

  • Published: 1776-01-01
  • Category: Philosophy


Hume's comprehensive effort to form an observationally grounded study of human nature employs John Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. A key to modern studies of eighteenth-century Western philosophy, the Treatise considers numerous classic philosophical issues, including causation, existence, freedom and necessity, and morality.