An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
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"An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" Summary

By David Hume

philosophy | 96 pages | Published in NaN


Estimated read time: 1 min read

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In "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding," David Hume explores the limitations of human knowledge and the nature of belief.

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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding FAQ

  1. What is 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' about?

    The book explores the limitations of human understanding and the nature of knowledge, skepticism, and causation.

  2. Who is the author of 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding'?

    The author of the book is David Hume, a Scottish philosopher known for his empiricism and skepticism.

  3. What are the main themes of the book?

    The main themes include the nature of belief, the limits of human understanding, the problem of induction, and the role of reason in human thought.

  4. Is 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' a difficult read?

    The book can be challenging due to its philosophical nature, but it is highly regarded for its insights into human cognition and epistemology.

  5. What influence has 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' had on philosophy?

    The book has had a significant influence on the development of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and the philosophy of science.