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"Men often act knowingly against their interest." -- David Hume
David Hume (7 May 1711 [26 April O.S.] — 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian, regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.

Beginning with his A Treatise of Human Nature (1739), Hume strove to create a total naturalistic "science of man" that examined the psychological basis of human nature. In stark opposition to the rationalists that preceded him, most notably Descartes, he concluded that belief rather than reason governed human behavior, saying famously: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions." A prominent figure in the skeptical philosophical tradition and a strong empiricist, he argued against the existence of innate ideas, concluding instead that humans have knowledge only of things they directly experience. Thus he divides perceptions between strong and lively "impressions" or direct sensations and fainter "ideas," which are copied from impressions. He developed the position that mental behavior is governed by "custom"; our use of induction, for example, is justified only by our idea of the "constant conjunction" of causes and effects. Without direct impressions of a metaphysical "self," he concluded that humans have no actual conception of the self, only of a bundle of sensations associated with the self. Hume advocated a compatibilist theory of free will that proved extremely influential on subsequent moral philosophy. He was also a sentimentalist who held that ethics are based on feelings rather than abstract moral principles. Hume also examined the normative is—ought problem. He held notoriously ambiguous views of Christianity, but famously challenged the argument from design in his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779).

Kant credited Hume with waking him up from his "dogmatic slumbers" and Hume has proved extremely influential on subsequent philosophy, especially on utilitarianism, logical positivism, William James, philosophy of science, early analytic philosophy, cognitive philosophy, and other movements and thinkers. The cognitive scientist and philosopher Jerry Fodor proclaimed Hume's Treatise "the founding document of cognitive science." Also famous as a prose stylist, Hume pioneered the essay as a literary genre and engaged with contemporary intellectual luminaries such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Adam Smith (who acknowledged Hume's influence on his economics and political philosophy), James Boswell, Joseph Butler, and Thomas Reid. Hume remains one of the giants of Western philosophy.

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Total Books: 853
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - Annotated
A Treatise of Human Nature
2016 - A Treatise of Human Nature (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781540766854
ISBN-10: 1540766853
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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A Treatise of Human Nature Special Student and Teacher Edition
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 2nd Edition
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
2016 - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781535137355
ISBN-10: 1535137355
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Natural History of Religion
2016 - The Natural History of Religion [annotated] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781530958689
ISBN-10: 1530958687
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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A TREATISE  OF  HUMAN NATURE New Edition
2016 - A Treatise of Human Nature New Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781523841486
ISBN-10: 1523841486
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding And Concerning the Principles of Morals
2015 - Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781330097311
ISBN-10: 1330097319
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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History of England by Hume and Smollett With a Continuation by TS Hughes
2015 - History of England By Hume and Smollett with a Continuation By Ts Hughes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781341233036
ISBN-10: 1341233030
Genre: History
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Harvard Classics Volume 37 English Philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Locke Berkeley Hume
Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of morals  - Primary Source Edition
Human Rights under the Australian Constitution
2014 - Human Rights Under the Australian Constitution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195523119
ISBN-10: 0195523113
Genres: Reference, Law, Politics & Social Sciences
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Essays and Treatises on Philosophical Subjects
2013 - Essays and Treatises on Philosophical Subjects (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781554811335
ISBN-10: 1554811333
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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David Hume - Collected Writings  A Treatise of Human Nature An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding An Enquiry  and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Dialogues and Natural History of Religion
2012 - Dialogues and Natural History of Religion (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781479125616
ISBN-10: 147912561X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Essential Philosophical Works
2011 - The Essential Philosophical Works [Wordsworth World Literature - Wordsworth Classics of World Literature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840226669
ISBN-10: 1840226668
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Eagle's Wings The Journey of the Ulster-Scots and the Scotch-Irish
Essays by David Hume
2011 - Essays By David Hume (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781770832985
ISBN-10: 177083298X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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People Power The History and Future of the Referendum in Australia
2010 - People Power the History and Future of the Referendum in Australia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781742232157
ISBN-10: 1742232159
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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2010 - Geschichte Von Grossbritannien [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Histoire D'angleterre Depuis 1760 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - The History of England From the Revolution to the Death of George the Second [Designed As a Continuation of Mr. Hume's History.] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Le Cafe Ou L'ecossaise Comedie [1760 - French Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Discursos Politicos [1789 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - De Los Prejuicios Morales Y Otros Ensayos/ Moral Prejudices and Other Essays [Clasicos Del Pensamiento/ Classical Thought - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Das Genie Des Herrn Hume [1774 - German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Histoire Naturelle De La Religion [1759 - French Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Le Caffe Ou L'ecossaise Comedie [1760 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - A Treatise of Human Nature By David Hume [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2008 - The History of England Volume I [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Selected Essays [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Ensayos Morales Y Literarios [Filosofia-Los Esenciales De La Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Del Amor Y El Matrimonio Y Otros Ensayos Morales / Love and Marriage and Other Moral Essays [El Libro De Bolsillo. Areas De Conocimiento. Humanidades. Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Investigacion Sobre Los Principios De La Moral / Research Obout Morality Principles [El Libro De Bolsillo. Areas De Conocimiento. Humanidades. Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - The History of John Bull and Sister Peg [Connoisseurs - Connoisseur] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - David Hume a Treatise of Human Nature Two-volume Set [The Clarendon Edition of the Works of David Hume] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals a Critical Edition [The Clarendon Edition of the Works of David Hume] (Paperback)Hardcover
2005 - On Suicide [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)
2005 - Mi VIda / My Life 1776 [El Libro De Bolsillo Lb - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Ensayos Politicos / Essays Moral and Political Essays Mora Political and Literary [1741-1742 - 1758 - Clasicos Del Pensamiento / Thought Classics - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Tratado De La Naturaleza Humana [Clasicos - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Escritos Impios Y Antirreligiosos [Clasicos Del Pensamiento - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Hume Selected Works [Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
2004 - Dialogos Sobre La Religion Natural [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Eine Untersuchung Der Grundlagen Der Moral [SAMMLUNG PHILOSOPHIE - German Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Systme Sceptique Et Autres Systmes [bilingue, anglais-franais] (Paperback)
2001 - Essais Moraux Politiques Et Littraires Et Autres Essais [Ancien prix éditeur : 53.00 € - Economisez 50 %] (Paperback)
1997 - My Own Life [Humanstep volume] (Paperback)
1997 - Hume [Plain Texts from Key Thinkers] (Paperback)
1997 - Hume on Natural Religion [Thoemmes Press - Key Issues] (Hardcover)Paperback
1996 - Hume on Miracles [Thoemmes Press - Key Issues] (Hardcover)Paperback
1994 - Hume Political Essays [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - Writings on Religion [Paul Carus Student Editions, Vol 2] (Paperback)
1986 - Of Miracles [Open Court classics] (Paperback)Hardcover
1985 - History of England [Liberty Clas] (Paperback)
1985 - History of England Vol 6 Cl The [History of England Liberty Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - History of England Vol 4 Cl The [History of England] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1974 - Treatise of Human Nature V 1 [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1974 - Treatise of Human Nature V 2 [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1970 - Moral and Political Philosophy [Hafner Library of Classics] (Paperback)
1970 - New Letters [Oxford Reprints] (Hardcover)
1970 - Letters V 1 2 [Oxford Reprints] (Hardcover)
Philosophische Versuche Ueber Die Menschliche Erkenntniss [Thoemmes Press - Thoemmes Library of British Philosophers] (Hardcover)
The VIsion of Hume [Spirit of Philosophy Series] (Paperback)Paperback
Politische Und Okonomische Essays [Philosophische Bibliothek - German Edition] (Other)
Disertacion Sobre Las Pasiones Y Otros Ensayos Morales [Textos y documentos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Tratado Da Natureza Humana [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Hardcover)