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By David Hume | Comments: ( 798 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

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  • Title: The History of England 1
  • Author: David Hume
  • ISBN: 9781426442308
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback

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David Hume

David Hume hju m 7 May 1711 NS 26 April 1711 OS 25 August 1776 was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism.In light of Hume s central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in the history of Western philosophy, Bryan Magee judged him as a philosopher widely regarded as the greatest who has ever written in the English language While Hume failed in his attempts to start a university career, he took part in various diplomatic and military missions of the time He wrote The History of England which became a bestseller, and it became the standard history of England in its day.His empirical approach places him with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others at the time as a British Empiricist.Beginning with his A Treatise of Human Nature 1739 , Hume strove to create a total naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature In opposition to the rationalists who preceded him, most notably Ren Descartes, he concluded that desire rather than reason governed human behaviour He also argued against the existence of innate ideas, concluding that humans have knowledge only of things they directly experience He argued that inductive reasoning and therefore causality cannot be justified rationally Our assumptions in favour of these result from custom and constant conjunction rather than logic He concluded that humans have no actual conception of the self, only of a bundle of sensations associated with the self.Hume s compatibilist theory of free will proved extremely influential on subsequent moral philosophy He was also a sentimentalist who held that ethics are based on feelings rather than abstract moral principles, and expounded the is ought problem.Hume has proved extremely influential on subsequent western philosophy, especially on utilitarianism, logical positivism, William James, the philosophy of science, early analytic philosophy, cognitive philosophy, theology and other movements and thinkers In addition, according to philosopher Jerry Fodor, Hume s Treatise is the founding document of cognitive science Hume engaged with contemporary intellectual luminaries such as Jean Jacques Rousseau, James Boswell, and Adam Smith who acknowledged Hume s influence on his economics and political philosophy Immanuel Kant credited Hume with awakening him from dogmatic slumbers.

Comments The History of England 1

  • BillKerwin

    What can you do once you have completed Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire but still yearn for more? Can any other history survive comparison with its deliberate opinions, its vast scope, its lofty style? Well, it took me twenty years, but I have stumbled upon an answer: you can read Hume's History of England. It ain't the same, my fellow Gibbon lovers, but it's close.David Hume—of course--is not identical to Edward Gibbon. Hume's sentences, not nearly so stately, possess a shar [...]

  • Steve Gordon

    "Such was the idea which the popes then entertained of the English: and nothing can be a stronger proof of the miserable ignorance in which that people were then plunged, than that a man, who sat on the papal throne, and who subsisted by absurdities and nonsense, should think himself entitled to treat them as barbarians." I'm reviewing all six volumes, that's all 3332 pages worth, here -(from the invasion of Caesar to the Glorious Revolution). Hume isn't always the most exciting writer, but ther [...]

  • Richard

    Several years ago, my son-in-law gave me the six-volume history of England by David Hume. I put it on a shelf, admiring how impressive the books looked there. The sheer size of the work was intimidating; starting it seemed like a big commitment. Plus, the fact that it had been written in mid-18th Century was a bit off-putting, as past experience with literature of this period proved the writing style to be a little inaccessible for my taste.I had occasion about a month ago to pick up Vol. 1 and [...]

  • Frederick

    Clearly, from Hume's perspective the early Anglo-Saxons were barbarians, the Norman kings of England were pure thugs no better than the popular view today of the Mafia, and the church at Rome was the evil empire. Reading Hume is very entertaining as long as you don't expect anything even remotely like respect for authority or for antiquity. I doubt he received many invitations to social gatherings. I think this could also have an alternative title of, A Curmudgeon Looks at Merrie Olde Englande." [...]

  • Patrick\

    One word to desribe it: "incredible." All done without a proper library. Appealed to all for its frankness. No not painting the wart on the King's nose. And why am I the only one to rate this book?

  • Gary Bradford

    Ok in parts, but who is to say that his version of history is true!?

  • Anderstu

    Yes! The wonderful thing about reading an old history is that you learn about two periods in one fell swoop: the period described and the period in which it is written. On top of that, I really appreciate Hume's obvious charm and wit and perspective. His treatment of Beckett is interesting and refreshing. I can't help but categorize this with Decline and Fall. The most lasting impression is the value of an eighteenth century perspective, in two senses--first, the clarity. This is Reason, that is [...]

  • Jack

    I finally finished this one. I have been reading this one in the background since the beginning of the year. I decided when I was on the elliptical or the bike to read a book to maximize efficiency in my day vice watching the endless, meaningless commentary of our times. called the news. English history is one of my favorite areas to read about since it covers so many ages. I love the Roman era. I find the Anglo-Saxon invasions interesting although the names kill me. The appearance of the Viking [...]

  • Geoff Sebesta

    I adored this book. It put English and French history into perspective for me, and the chapters on Thomas of Becket and Henry II completely transformed the way I looked at that period. 1150 to 1250 in England is one of the most important places and times that ever were, and I wonder why. So many books, so many plays and movies and important debates and cliches and legal principles come from that time.I do believe now that Henry did not mean to kill Thomas, or at least was sorry.In other news, Da [...]

  • Fraser Wood

    Perseverance requiredI chose to read this book knowing very little about the history of England during this period. It honestly took me a while to get used to Hume's style and seemingly endless sentences! However, it is worth a read to gain some middle age history knowledge if nothing else.

  • Michael Schulz

    Not to far into it, but good so far.Reading this on my new Kindle 3. (free download)Finished to main stuff, now I'm reading the appendix about British Law.Done with vol. 1 ready to start vol. 2.

  • Christopher Donaghue

    Good book, in general. At times a bit dull, but generally fascinating and with an admirable anti-Church stance that makes the book far more enjoyable than those written by the pious sycophants of both past ages and present.

  • Lindsay

    Surprising modern style for a book written so long ago, and gave me a good overview of early English history.

  • Paul

    Hume's thesis: the Saxon kings were putzes, the Normans were tyrants. There's probably some truth to that.

  • Jesse Schexnayder

    This book did not go to 1688, but rather closed around 1300. Still, if you are interested in the early history of the English isle, this seems to be a good initial resource.

  • David Donaghe

    If you like reading about kings, Dukes and conquest, you'll like this book.

  • Melisende d'Outremer

    Nice book for its age.

  • Kathy


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