The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

Editor(s): Saul Traiger

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405115087

Online ISBN: 9780470776377

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776377

About this Book

This Guide provides students with the scholarly and interpretive tools they need to understand Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature and its influence on modern philosophy.


  • A student guide to Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.
  • Focuses on recent developments in Hume scholarship.
  • Covers topics such as the formulation, reception and scope of the Treatise, imagination and memory, the passions, moral sentiments, and the role of sympathy.
  • All the chapters are newly written by Hume scholars.
  • Each chapter guides the reader through a portion of the Treatise, explaining the central arguments and key contemporary interpretations of those arguments.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Formulation, Reception, and Scope of the Treatise

  2. Part II: The Understanding

  3. Part III: The Passions

  4. Part IV: Morals

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