Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of an Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Oxford University Press (2001)
This is the first full book-length study in forty years of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding-which, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor A Treatise of Human Nature. Stephen Buckle presents the Enquiry in a fresh light, aiming to raise it to its rightful position in the history of philosophy. He argues that the Enquiry is not, as so often assumed, a mere collection of watered-down extracts from the earlier work. It is, rather, a coherent work with a unified argument; and, when this argument is grasped as a whole, the Enquiry shows itself to be the best introduction to the features of its author's general philosophy.
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Call number B1484.B83 2001
ISBN(s) 0199271143   0198250886   9780199271146
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Tom Froese (2009). Hume and the Enactive Approach to Mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (1):95-133.
Stephen Buckle (2013). Hume's Preference for the Enquiry: A Reply to Miller. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (6):1219-1229.

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