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Between Hume"s philosophy and history

historical theory and practice

by Spencer K. Wertz

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hume, David, 1711-1776.,
  • History -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-151) and index.

    StatementSpencer K. Wertz.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD16.7 .W47 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 157 p. ;
    Number of Pages157
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL48588M
    ISBN 100761815430, 0761815449
    LC Control Number99050369

    Although David Hume never produced a single comprehensive work that encapsulated his views on politics, his various writings address a broad range of topics of relevance to political philosophy. He critiques the social contract theory of Hobbes and Locke, and he offers an alternative, evolutionary account of the origins of government. Hume sees all governments as the result of a struggle Author: Neil McArthur. Hume began his literary journey with his masterpiece, ‘A Treatise of Human Nature’. Though the book was widely discarded and written off by the critics then, it is today considered as one of the post important works on history of western philosophy. Hume found success only later in .

    The difference between a man who is led by opinion or emotion and one who is led by reason. The former, whether he will or not, performs things of which he is entirely ignorant; the latter is subordinate to no one, and only does those things which he knows to be of primary importance in his life, and which on that account he desires the most; and therefore I call the former a slave, but the. David Hume - David Hume - As a philosopher: Hume conceived of philosophy as the inductive science of human nature, and he concluded that humans are creatures more of sensitive and practical sentiment than of reason. For many philosophers and historians his importance lies in the fact that Immanuel Kant conceived his critical philosophy in direct reaction to Hume (Kant said that Hume had.

    David Hume’s Theory of Knowledge. Brief Background on Hume’s Theory of Knowledge. Hume’s theory of knowledge was very much influenced by both Newton’s scientific view of the world and John Locke’s theory of knowledge. On the one hand, Hume appropriated Newton’s view of . The twenty-seven most important essays are presented in this fully annotated edition, together with excerpts from the History of England which illuminate their context. This major addition to the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, philosophy and the history of by: 9.


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Arguing that Hume worked between history and philosophy, Wertz demonstrates that Hume's historical empiricism consists of four key concepts. These concepts are history, human nature, experience, and nature, all of which play a role in Between Humes philosophy and history book narration, taste, moral judgments, and Cited by: 4.

Between Hume's philosophy and history. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, © (OCoLC) Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Spencer K Wertz. That precision and patience is worth learning from.

Building upon his two articles in the philosophy journal "Mind" inKemp Smith continued to reflect upon Hume's philosophy and its forebears who might have been influential to Hume's thought.

We have been given in this study a book that others would do well to by: David Hume (/ h juː m /; born David Home; 7 May NS (26 April OS) – 25 August ) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.

Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man Alma mater: University of Edinburgh. Sandis rounds out the book with an unusual discussion of Hume's History of England, where he brings in Bertolt Brecht's theory of epic theatre and R.G.

Collingwood's account of historical understanding as re-enactment to shed light on Hume's claim that historians are well-suited to understand the actions and motives of people in the past. Book Description. In the first ever book-length treatment of David Hume’s philosophy of action, Constantine Sandis brings together seemingly disparate aspects of Hume’s work to present an understanding of human action that is much richer than previously assumed.

David Hume, a british and empiricist philosopher, wrote essentially the following works: – Treatise of Human Nature () – Essays Concerning Human Understanding (() – Natural History of Religion () In summary, David Hume criticized the dogmatic rationalism of the seventeenth century and brought the principle of causality in the subjective opinion.

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An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This list. Get this from a library. Commerce and politics in Hume's History of England. [Jia Wei] -- Illuminates the relationship between Hume the political thinker, Hume the historian, and Hume the political economist and highlights the social, economic and institutional changes which he wove into.

Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature was published between and Book I, entitled ‘Of the Understanding’, contains Hume's epistemology, i.e., his account of the manner in which we acquire knowledge in general, its justification (to the extent that he thought it could be justified), and its limits.

Book II, entitled ‘Of the Passions’, expounds most of what could be called Hume's. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Shelves: read-in-english, philosophy, history.

An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding David Hume () Hume’s philosophy Sometimes it seemed more like a science book than a philosophy book/5. The History of England (–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in instalments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh.

It was published in six volumes in,and The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the. David Hume - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.

The 18th-century writer David Hume is one of the world’s great philosophical voices because he hit upon a key fact about human nature: that we are more influenced by our feelings than by reason.

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The book explores the hitherto neglected social contexts within which Hume's ideas. David Hume's reputation in philosophy tends to obscure the fact that among his contemporaries The History of England was his most successful work and to this day both the British Library and the Cambridge University Library continue to list him as "David Hume, historian." Originally published in 6 volumes, this history "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution/5.

The Hume Society is the association of Stanford graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. It is primarily responsible for liaising between the graduate student body and the other members of the Department and coordinating among the graduate students themselves. Objectives Additionally, the Hume Society provides professional development opportunities and support from.

David Hume, –), was an empiricist inductive reasoning philosopher who believed that human nature's was composed of a bundle of perceived sense experiences of the earthly reality. Human held no innate abstract conceptual ideas____therefore. Summary.

Hume opens the Enquiry by drawing a distinction between two kinds of philosophical thinking. The first he calls an "easy and obvious philosophy" which serves as a guide for the man of action.

Usually written in an elegant and poetic style, this philosophy tries to cultivate our manners by drawing on examples from common life and making us feel the difference between vice and virtue. Philip A. Reed is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College, USA where he also codirects the Ethics and Justice Programs.

His main areas of interest are in ethics, political philosophy, and moral psychology. His articles on Hume's moral psychology appear in such places as History of Philosophy Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and Canadian Journal of Philosophy. An original interpretation of Hume's philosophy as centered on the relationship between theory and practice.

The author argues that Hume's Essays and History represent a humanist practical philosophy derived from the speculative philosophy of A Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiries. What are the main differences between Hume's Book I of the Treatise and the Enquiry?

It's known Hume's Treatise on human nature wasn't very successful when first released and then he reworked the Book 1 of it in An enquiry concerning human understanding, but where can we see a good.David Hume was born David Home on Apin Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hume’s father, lawyer Joseph Home, died inand Hume’s mother, Katherine, raised their three children alone. With his Calvinist family, young Hume faithfully attended services in Church of Scotland, where his uncle.A year later, he began working on his innovative compilation, entitled “The History of England”.

It took him 15 years to compile this work, the book provided events dating from the invasion of Julius Caesar till the revolution and it was published in six volumes between and