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  • Published: 25 August 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141964287
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

On Suicide



Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. One of the most important thinkers ever to write in English, the Empiricist David Hume liberated philosophy from the superstitious constraints of religion; here, he argues that all are free to choose between life and death, considers the nature of personal taste and succinctly criticises common philosophies of the time.

  • Published: 25 August 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141964287
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

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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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