An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Paperback)

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By David Hume, Eric Steinberg (Editor)
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A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh, Hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme skepticism, 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 Hume to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book I of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780872202290
ISBN-10: 0872202291
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 15th, 1993
Pages: 142
Language: English