An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Review

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Title:An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Edition Language:English

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  • Manny

    I had seen so many references to Hume's Enquiry that I almost thought I had read it; but, when I actually got around to opening the book, I found as usual that things were not quite as I had imagined....

  • Ariel

    So I had to read this for my class "A Prehistory of Affect: Reading the Passions." It was a pretty panicked situation: I got randomly chosen to do a 30 minute presentation on this text... in the first...

  • J

    Hume is one of the best, most quotable and reasonable philosophers of all time. Besides Schopenhauer and maybe Plato, no one had a greater mind. He was not quite the lucid prosodist Arthur was, and no...

  • Erick

    I didn't particularly enjoy this book. Hume is both pretentious and self-indulgent. While he makes a good case for experience being a necessary prerequisite for knowing effect from cause, he also cont...

  • Ade Bailey

    Returning to an old friend! The first text I was given to study as a philosophy undergraduate, and what pleasure to revisit.I'm not sure that Hume changed my thinking as a young man so much as brought...

  • Jasmine

    "If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimen...

  • Maica

    Addition since my first review: The Problem of Induction is always something to keep in mind, for we humans are used to finding a solid ground to maintain a sense of certainty on the events of the out...

  • Markus

    An Enquiry concerning Human UnderstandingDavid Hume (1711-1776)Hume’s philosophy on understanding is based on reasoning from experimental experience, but also from knowledge gained from tradition an...

  • Ali Reda

    Hume discusses the distinction between impressions and ideas. By "impressions", he means sensations, while by "ideas", he means memories and imaginings. According to Hume, the difference between the t...

  • Ashvajit

    I enjoyed the straightforward, no-nonsense style of this famous philosopher. Good though he is, however, his vision of life is that of pure empiricism - that all real knowledge is gained only through ...