About A Treatise of Human Nature
One of the most significant works of Western philosophy, Hume’s Treatise was published in 1739–40, before he was thirty years old. A pinnacle of English empiricism, it is a comprehensive attempt to apply scientific methods of observation to a study of human nature, and a vigorous attack upon the principles of traditional metaphysical thought. With masterly eloquence, Hume denies the immortality of the soul and the reality of space; considers the manner in which we form concepts of identity, cause and effect; and speculates upon the nature of freedom, virtue and emotion. Opposed both to metaphysics and to rationalism, Hume’s philosophy of informed scepticism sees man not as a religious creation, nor as a machine, but as a creature dominated by sentiment, passion and appetite.
Well if you are not familiar with the read you can see it is loaded with all that stuff that the Thinkers Club loves to talk about, and debate. This should be a very fun and lively discussion.
The snow is gone so lets all try to make it and join in.
See you there.