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  • Published: 1 January 1986
  • ISBN: 9780385096225
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $29.99

Empiricists

Essays



The rise and fall of British Empiricism is philosophy's most dramatic example of pushing premises to their logical--and fatal--conclusions. Born in 1690 with the appearance of Locke's Essay, Empiricism flourished as the reigning school until 1739 when Hume's Treatise strangled it with its own cinctures after a period of Berkeley's optimistic idealism. The Empiricists collects the key writings on this important philosophy, perfect for those interested in learning about this movement with just one book.

  • Published: 1 January 1986
  • ISBN: 9780385096225
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $29.99

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David Hume

David Hume (1711-76) devoted himself from early youth to 'philosophy and great learning'. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) was not well received on publication, but is now viewed as his masterpiece.

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