An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

This philosophical work explores the nature of human knowledge, arguing that all of our understanding comes from experience rather than innate ideas. The author challenges the idea of causality, suggesting that our belief in cause and effect is based on habit rather than logical reasoning. The book also discusses the limitations of human understanding, including the inability to fully comprehend the concept of God or the soul, and the impossibility of certain knowledge. The author's skepticism about traditional philosophical concepts has had a significant influence on later philosophers and the field of epistemology.

The 982nd greatest book of all time


Published
1748
Nationality
Scottish
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
30,000
Original Language
English

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