An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding : with Hume's Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature and A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh Paperback
by David Hume
Edited by Eric Steinberg
A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh , Hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme skepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature , which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry .
In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led Hume to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book I of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 151 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 15/11/1993
- Category: Dictionaries
- ISBN: 9780872202290