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Published: 15 April 2004

368 Pages

ISBN: 9780199271146

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Hume's Enlightenment Tract

The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Stephen Buckle

  • the first monograph to do justice to a classic philosophical text
  • a challenge to orthodox views about the development of Hume's thought
  • places Hume in his broad intellectual context, and in relation to other such eminent philosophers as Locke and Descartes
  • very learned but accessible and good to read
  • features a section-by-section study of the work -- ideal for advanced students