David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature

Volume 1: Texts

by David Fate Norton,

Series: Clarendon Hume Edition Series

David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This first volume contains the critical text of David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature (1739/40), followed by the short Abstract (1740) in which Hume set out the key arguments of the larger work; the volume concludes with A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh (1745), Hume's defence of the Treatisewhen it was under attack from ministers seeking to prevent Hume's appointment as Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
  • OUP Oxford; April 2007
  • ISBN: 9780191569081
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  • Title: David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature
  • Series: Clarendon Hume Edition Series
  • Author: David Fate Norton (ed.); Mary J. Norton (ed.)
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

About The Author

David Fate Norton is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at McGill University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria.Mary J. Norton is a retired teacher and librarian