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Hume’s dynamic system of the passions in the Treatise

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David Hume's book II of the Treatise
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This thesis is the first attempt to give an all-embracing survey of the second book of A Treatise of Human Nature. This masterpiece, published by David Hume in 1739-40, consists of three books, in which he discusses three operations of the mind, viz. the understanding, the passions, and morality, respectively. But unlike Books I and III, no book-length study of Book II has ever been produced in the secondary literature. This is unfortunate, because Hume’s accounts of the particula...

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Wolfson College

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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