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This volume includes the major works of the British Empiricists, philosophers who sought to derive all knowledge from experience. All essays are complete except that of Locke, which Professor Richard Taylor of Brown University has skillfully abridged.
David Hume's philosophic work argues that causation does not really exist.
Scottish empiricist and philosopher David Hume's follow up to "A Treatise Of Human Nature," this text discusses the limits of human understanding, the role of determinism within the context of free will and the unstable foundations of religion.
A Collection of essays from famous Scottish philosopher David Hume, one of the most prominent figures of the Scottish Enlightenment and a close friend of Adam Smith. Hume's contributions to economics are found mostly in his Political Discourses (1752), which were later incorporated into his Essays (1758).
David Hume has set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society. The essays illustrates social, cultural, political, and historical concerns of the mid-eighteenth century.
El Tratado de la naturaleza humana es la cumbre de la filosofía de Hume. "La naturaleza humana, dice, es la única ciencia del hombre". En realidad, todas las ciencias se vinculan con la naturaleza humana, aun aquellas que parecen más independientes, como las matemáticas, la física y la religión natural; porque también éstas forman parte de los conocimientos del hombre y caen bajo el juicio de las potencias y las facultades humanas. La primera parte trata el conocimiento humano, el cómo de nuestro conocimiento, las sensaciones... La segunda parte habla de las pasiones. Y en la tercera de la moral. La filosofía de Hume procede a la vez del empirismo de Locke y del idealismo de Berkeley. Hume influyó en Kant y es inspirador de Adam Smith y de los economistas liberales clásicos.
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