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Of Superstition and Enthusiasm

By: Hume, David

Description: Of Superstition and Enthusiasm by David Hume That the corruption of the best things produces the worst, is grown into a maxim, and is commonly proved, among other instances, by the pernicious effects of superstition and enthusiasm, the corruptions of true religion. These two species of false religion, though both pernicious, are yet of a very different, and even of a contrary nature. The mind of man is subject to certain unaccountable terrors and apprehens...

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Of Essay Writing

By: Hume, David

Description: Originally published in 1955, Eugene Rotwein's collection of David Hume's economic writings has become the criterion by which to measure studies of Hume's thinking on economics. Rotwein, in his extended introduction, masterfully examines the connection between Hume's various writings—economic, political, philosophical, and historical. This edition is graced with a new introduction by Margaret Schabas

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Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences

By: Hume, David

Description: A collection of pieces written and published over many years. Many of the essays are focused on topics in politics and economics, though they also range over questions of aesthetic judgement, love, marriage and polygamy, and the demographics of ancient Greece and Rome, to name just a few of the topics considered. The Essays show some influence from Addison's Tatler and The Spectator, which Hume read avidly in his youth

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Of the Liberty of the Press

By: Hume, David

Description: David Hume (26 April 1711 – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and a key figure 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. Hume was one of the first philosophers of the modern era to produce a thoroughly naturalistic philosophy; according to Hume, his work could do for philosophy what Isaac Newton's ...

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Of the Standard of Taste

By: Hume, David

Description: David Hume is unquestionably one of history's most important philosophers, and Of the Standard of Taste is his seminal work on the subject of aesthetics. No artist, or art lover, should be unfamiliar with the ideas presented in this work. Hume's characteristic straightforward writing style is masterfully utilized in confronting the difficult questions of aesthetics and addressing them in the systematic, rational method of one of the greatest minds of the Enl...

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The Natural History of Religion

By: Hume, David

Description: A naturalist account of the causes, effects, and historical development of religious belief. The development of religion is argued to be rooted in emotion, particularly fear and the need for a sense of control over our lives and of the future. Intolerance, dishonesty, and bizarre moral doctrines are the outcome

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Of the Delicacy of Taste and Passion

By: Hume, David

Description: SOME People are subject to a certain delicacy of passion, which makes them extremely sensible to all the accidents of life, and gives them a lively joy upon every prosperous event,as well as a piercing grief, when they meet with misfortunes and adversity. Favours and good offices easily engage their friendship; while the smallest injury provokes their resentment. Any honour or mark of distinction elevates them above measure; but they are as sensibly touched ...

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My Own Life

By: Hume, David

Description: It is difficult for a man to speak long of himself without vanity; therefore, I shall be short. It may be thought an instance of vanity that I pretend at all to write my life; but this Narrative shall contain little more than the History of my Writings; as, indeed, almost all my life has been spent in literary pursuits and occupations. The first success of most of my writings was not such as to be an object of vanity. I was born the 26th of April 1711, old s...

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Of Tragedy

By: Hume, David

Description: It seems an unaccountable pleasure, which the spectators of a well-written tragedy receive from sorrow, terror, anxiety, and other passions, that are in themselves disagreeable and uneasy. The more they are touched and affected, the more are they delighted with the spectacle; and as soon as the uneasy passions cease to operate, the piece is at an end. One scene of full joy and contentment and security is the utmost, that any composition of this kind can bear...

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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

By: Hume, David

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Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul

By: Hume, David

Description: This volume contains two classic essays by David Hume: On Suicide and On the Immortality of the Soul

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

By: Hume, David

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The History of Philosophy Fom Thales to Comte

By: Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878

Description: Vol. 1. Ancient philosophy.- Vol. 2. Modern philosophy

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The complex vision

By: Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963; Namson, Charles (bookplate); Namson, Ethel (bookplate)

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: Canadian Libraries Collection; Canadian University Library Collection; Candian History

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Pensees

By: Pascal, Blaise

Description: his eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal's manuscript, widely accepted as the manuscript that is closest to the version Pascal left behind on his death in 1662. A brief history of the text, a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources, a chronology of Pascal's life and works, concordances between the Sellier and Lafuma editions of the original, and an index are provided.

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Geschichte Der Philosophie Im Umriss : Ein Leitfaden Zur Uebersicht

By: Schwegler, Albert, 1819-1857
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Oeuvres choisies de Descartes

By: Descartes, René, 1596-1650; Peirce, Charles S. (Charles Sanders), 1839-1914, former owner. hou; Guénard, Antoine, 1726-1806

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: Medical Library Collection; Medical Heritage Library; Historical Literature; Notice signed: Le P. Guénard, jésuite; Notice sur René Descartes. -Discours sur la méthode. -Méditations métaphysiques. -Abrégé de

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Dictionnaire Des Sciences Philosophiques

By: Franck, Adolphe, 1809-1893
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The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

By: Kant, Immanuel

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The Critique of Pure Reason

By: Kant, Immanuel

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