Hume's 'Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding': A Reader's Guide

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A&C Black, Dec 24, 2006 - Philosophy - 160 pages

David Hume is widely considered to be the greatest British philosopher and his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is the most frequently studied of all his works - a key text in the study of empiricist thought. This is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing.

In Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: A Reader's Guide, Allen Bailey and Dan O'Brien explain the philosophical background against which the book was written and the key themes inherent in the text. The book then guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole, before exploring the reception and influence of this classic philosophical work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

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About the author (2006)

Alan Bailey has taught in the Philosophy departments at the University of Keele and the University of Birmingham, UK. Dan O'Brien is a Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK.

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