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Published: 15 October 2008

304 Pages

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199549900

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An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

David Hume
Edited by Peter Millican

Oxford World's Classics

  • Hume's Enquiry is one of the most important philosophical works addressing central questions of human life and knowledge, and this edition presents a reliable text with a wealth of supporting material.
  • Reprints the last, 1777, edition, containing corrections made by Hume shortly before his death.
  • Includes a comprehensive introduction by Peter Millican, editor of Hume Studies, which presents a succinct overview of the philosophical background to the work before exploring the Enquiry in detail. it explains how the Enquiry can be understood as a unified and powerful statement of Hume's mature philosophy and is accessible to beginning students as well as of interest to specialists.
  • Explanatory Notes and Glossary help to clarify allusions and unfamiliar terminology.
  • Appendices include the Abstract of the Treatise of Human Nature, a list of principal variants from the 1777 text, two short essays by Hume, excerpts from letters, Part I of the Dialogues concerning Natural Religion and Hume's short autobiography, My Own Life.