Chapter 1. The Treatise: Composition, Reception, and Response

  1. Saul Traiger
  1. John P. Wright

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776377.ch1

The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

How to Cite

Wright, J. P. (2006) The Treatise: Composition, Reception, and Response, in The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise (ed S. Traiger), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776377.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115087

Online ISBN: 9780470776377

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Keywords:

  • treatise;
  • hume;
  • jesuit college;
  • human actions;
  • morality

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Reception of the Treatise by Francis Hutcheson and Hume's Revisions to Book 3

  • The Early Reviews of the Treatise and Hume's Response

  • The Principal's Attack in 1745 and Hume's Defence in his Letter from a Gentleman

  • Criticisms of the Treatise after Publication of the Enquiries

  • Thomas Reid's Criticisms of Hume's Philosophy and Hume's Response

  • Hume's Repudiation of the Treatise

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References

  • Further reading