2016年8月24日 星期三

The Life of David Hume by Ernest Campbell Mossner/ The History of Great Britain/A Kind of History of My Life/休謨 MACNABB DGC

Empirical philosopher David Hume died on August 25th 1776. His work on epistemology, cause and effect, the self and morality caused Schopenhauer to state that "there is more to be learned from each page of David Hume than from the collected philosophical works of Hegel, Herbart and Schleiermacher taken together"



Born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1711: David Hume, philosopher and key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment http://ow.ly/Myd1F

David Hume pointed out long ago in his essay "Of suicide" – if it's wrong to end a life because that is a way of playing God, then by the same reasoning it should also be wrong to take precautions to extend it in any way.


MACNABB DGC
David Hume: His Theory of Knowledge and Morality
Oxford: Basil Blackwell 2nd edn 1966** 208p 
休謨  麥克納著、黃懿梅譯,台北:長橋, 1979




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume  休謨


 大衛·休謨David Hume,1711年6月7日-1776年8月25日[1])是蘇格蘭哲學家經濟學家、和歷史學家,他被視為是蘇格蘭啟蒙運動以及西方哲學歷史中最重要的人物之一。雖然現代對於休謨的著作研究聚焦於其哲學思想上,他最先是以歷史學家的身分成名。他所著的《英格蘭史》一書[2]*在當時成為英格蘭歷史學界的基礎著作長達60至70年[3]

 * 此書近年中國有翻譯:
  • The History of England (原先的標題The History of Great Britain)—《大不列顛史》 (1754–62) 可以在自由圖書館閱讀全文[3]
  • 比較像是一套叢書而不只是一本書。休謨討論的歷史範圍「包含了從凱薩大帝入侵到1688年的革命」,這套書後來再版了超過100個版本。許多人將其視為是英格蘭歷史學的標準著作,直到Thomas Macaulay的History of England一書出現為止。



The Life of David Hume by Ernest Campbell Mossner

 1954,  Thomas Nelson &  Sons 出版 /  1970,  OUP牛津大學出版社/2001  paperback 平裝

扉頁 引Hume  :Be a philosopher; but amidst all your philosophy,
                                          be still a man

Description

Mossner's Life of David Hume remains the standard biography of this great thinker and writer. First published in 1954, and updated in 1980, this excellent life story is now reissued in paperback, in response to an overwhelming interest in Hume's brilliant ideas. Containing more than a simple biography, this exemplary work is also a study of intellectual reaction in the eighteenth century. In this new edition are a detailed bibliography, index, and textual supplements, making it the perfect text for scholars and advanced students of Hume, epistemology, and the history of philosophy. It is also ideal for historians and literary scholars working on the eighteenth century, and for anyone with an interest in philosophy.

Features

  • the standard biography of Hume
  • unavailable for some time, now reissued in paperback
  • detailed bibliography, index, and textual supplements

Product Details

738 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-19-924336-5ISBN10: 0-19-924336-0

About the Author(s)

E.C. Mossner was formerly Professor of English at the University of Texas.

Table of Contents

1. Student of Humanity, 1711-1744
2. Observer of Human Nature, 1744-1749
3. Distinguished Man of Letters, 1749-1763
4. Citizen of the World, 1763-1769
5. 'Saint David of Scotland', 1769-1776
Appendices
Textual Supplement, Authorities Cited, General Bibliography, Index

*****
 18世紀的蘇格蘭哲學家大衛•休謨(David Hume)提出,國家是個人的集合。--- 這句話 很難在此書中找到.
*****

寫給一名匿名醫師的信,請求提供能夠治癒他身上「好學的疾病」的療法。信中休謨自承在他18歲時「似乎發現了一個新的思考領域…」並且使他下定決心「拋棄其他所有快樂和事業,完全奉獻在這個領域上。」
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