David Hume (1711-1776) is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures in the history of the Scottish Enlightenment and Western philosophy. A Scottish born historian, philosopher, economist, and essayist, Hume is especially known for his concentration in philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He is often grouped with a handful of other British Empiricists of the time such as John Locke and George Berkeley. As a strong empiricist and a prominent figure in the skeptical philosophical tradition, Hume strove to create a total naturalistic approach to the "science of man" that examined the psychological basis of human nature. He is chiefly known today for his work, "Treatise of Human Nature" (1739), a treatment on human cognition that includes important statements of his skepticism and experimental method. Almost twenty years later, he produced a collection of essays that gained favorable response to the public. "Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary" (1758) is a two volume compilation of essays by David Hume. Part I includes the essays that largely cover political and aesthetic issues, while Part II delves into economic themes.
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- Title page
- AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING.
- Section I.-Of the different Species of Philosophy.
- Section II.-Of the Origin of Ideas.
- Section III.-Of the Association of Ideas.
- Section IV.-Skeptical Doubts concerning the Operations of the Understanding.
- Section V.-Skeptical Solution of these Doubts.
- Section VI.-Of Probability.
- Section VII.-Of the Idea of necessary Connection.
- Section VIII.-Of Liberty and Necessity.
- Section IX.-Of the Reason of Animals.
- Section X.-Of Miracles.
- Section XI.-Of a particular Providence and of a future State.
- Section XII.-Of the academical or skeptical Philosophy.
- A DISSERTATION ON THE PASSIONS
- Section I.
- Section II.
- Section III.
- Section IV
- Section V.
- Section VI.
- AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS.
- Section I.-Of the general principles of morals.
- Section II. -Of Benevolence.
- Section III.-Of Justice.
- Section IV.-Of Political Society.
- Section V.-Why utility pleases.
- Section VI.-Of qualities useful to ourselves.
- Section VII.-Of qualities immediately agreeable to ourselves.
- Section VIII.-Of qualities immediately agreeable to others.
- Section IX.-Conclusion.
- Appendix I.-Concerning moral sentiment.
- Appendix II. -Of Self-love.
- Appendix III. -Some farther considerations with regard to Justice.
- Appendix IV. -Of some verbal disputes.
- A DIALOGUE
- THE NATURAL HISTORY OF RELIGION
- Section I.-That Polytheism Was The Primary Religion Of Men.
- Section II.-Origin Of Polytheism.
- Section III.-The Same Subject Continued.
- Section IV.-Deities Not Considered as Creators or Formers of the World.
- Section V.-Various Forms of Polytheism: Allegory, Hero-Worship.
- Section VI.-Origin of Theism From Polytheism.
- Section VII.-Confirmation of this Doctrine.
- Section VIII.-Flux and Reflux of Polytheism and Theism.
- Section IX.-Comparison of These Religions, With Regard to Persecution and Toleration.
- Section X.-With Regard to Courage or Abasement.
- Section XI.-With Regard to Reason or Absurdity.
- Section XII.-With Regard to Doubt or Conviction.
- Section XIII.-Impious Conceptions of the Divine Nature in Popular Religions of Both Kinds.
- Section XIV.-Bad Influence of Popular Religions on Morality
- Section XV.-General Corollary.
- ESSAYS WITHDRAWN
- Essay I.-Of Essay Writing.
- Essay II.-Of Moral Prejudices.
- Essay III.-Of the Middle Station of Life.
- Essay IV.-Of Impudence and Modesty.
- Essay V. -Of Love and Marriage.
- Essay VI. -Of the Study of History.
- Essay VII.-Of Avarice.
- Essay VIII.-A Character of Sir Robert Walpole.
- UNPUBLISHED ESSAYS
- Essay I. -Of The Immortality Of The Soul.
- Essay II. -Of Suicide.
- Essay III.-Of the Authenticity of Ossian's Poems.
- Essay III.-Concerning Wilkie's Epigoniad.
- DEDICATION OF THE 'FOUR DISSERTATIONS,' 1757.
- DESCENT ON THE COAST OF BRITTANY, 1746