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- Publication Date: May 14, 2011
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- Language: English
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David Hume Collection: A Treatise of Human Nature, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Kindle Edition
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Kant stated that David Hume was the philosopher who woke him up! Hume wrote the “treatise on human nature” when he was only 27 years old and studying in France at the college of La Fleche’. He wrote it from 1734 to 1737. But this is an individual who began serious study at the age of 16. The “Treatise” was considered too abstract and not accessible and therefore was poorly reviewed. But after all of the post-modern research that has gone on, as of late; this treatise is certainly accessible to post-modern enthusiasts. Hume is one of the foundational-figures of post-modern thinking. His work finally receives its “due”. As an empiricist in the full-sense of the word; Hume emphasizes “impressions” over “ideas”. He also emphasizes the transition from “simple” to “complex”. On the unconscious side, “complex-impressions” means “thought-picture” of meaning. On the cognitive side, “complex-ideas” means “system”. Hume is big on the experiential methodology of “annexation & extension”, which we enable through associative work and the logic-of-causation.
The “kindle” brings this masterpiece to every enthusiast for 99 cents. Amazing; and the contents are functional for navigating, the major headings.
I feel every serious thinker should have his work in their library. In digital-form, it is absurd not to own it. Hume is getting attention in the 21st century and deservedly so. You will not be disappointed; enjoy. 5 big stars and 5 big thank you’s for digital availability.
As regards to the actual work anyone who has dabbled with philosophy even at a cursory level knows that David Hume was one of the "Greats". His "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" is a classic and many of us will recall the endless hours we spent arguing about Hume and Locke's views.
For the price and contents this is a steal.
It isn't necessary to agree with every argument he makes. Just follow his reasoning and his (from our current prejudices, perhaps) his rationalist preconceptions....
It might take a 21st Century reader a few pages to become comfortable with his language and style. But once the reader is "in" he is a wonderfully clear thinker. Not at all abstruse.
Despite what another reviewer said, I was disappointed that there is in fact no table of contents and the book is not indexed to be searchable. This makes it incredibly difficult to use. I was willing to pay a $1 instead of getting the free version specifically so that I could navigate it more easily, but since that is not the case, I would not bother with this version.
I'm reading on a Kindle DX. The work-around I found was to open it first with the cloud reader, which doe have a TOC, use that to find the part I want, then "go to" that location number on my Kindle device. Very clumsy, and I don't see why the TOC and searching don't simply work on my Kindle reader.
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I read all the British rationalists in college, and Hume was the best. I am enjoying reacquainting myself with his work.Published on July 5, 2014 by ghbcpa