Maarten Maartensz


Philosophy - Hume - A Treatise Of Human Nature  - Table Of Contents
 


This is the TOC of my edition of David Hume's "A Treatise Of Human Nature".

In what follows in this file, clicking any link will move you to that section. Inside the section, clicking on any note number in there will move you to the note, which is in another file, that is linked to the section.

The arrows at the beginnings and end of the files move you to the previous or next file, or else to either the file of notes that belong to the section, or to the text that belongs to the file of notes.

Also, the Treatise Of Human Nature in the present edition is split according to the sections of it (88 or 89 with the Appendix) and the notes are split according to the same principle, and have been put in their own directory (linked to the text).

The editions I have used are, for html, one of the Treatise that I found on Gutenberg,
while my real text is that of
"A Treatise Of Human Nature" that appeared in the Penguin Classics in 1969, edited by Ernest C. Mossner, that was bought by me on  November 26, 1971.

I use the last paper edition, that seems quite well done, as my guide for the text
(and indeed never owned nor fully read any other edition).

This differs some from the html I use, in that the paper edition retains some of Hume's 18th Century grammar, as in " 'Tis  universally allow'd ", which is modernized in the Gutenberg edition to " It is universally allowed ". In this I have followed the Gutenberg edition, but in other details, such as redundant commas and improper capitals in the Gutenberg edition, I have followed the paper edition, and tacitly corrected the html edition, that also got split up in sections by me.

Hence by and large this edition is my own, in that it differs some from the Gutenberg edition (that is good but not faultless) and also from the Pelican edition (that is better but includes oldfashioned English), though all in all most of the text is the same, though my text is both for the Treatise and for my Notes divided into around 90 single files that correspond to the Sections that are listed below, together with as many single files of my notes to the Sections.

Also, my present edition including my Notes is a first edition, in that my Notes have never been published before, and it is at present also far from complete, though I hope to get my Notes to the Treatise finished and published in 2015, together with the whole Treatise. (But this will depend mostly on my health.)

Finally, the list below gives links to the sections of Hume's Treatise: To get to my notes to any section, press the down pointing arrow. There also are included in the next list of links to the sections, links to summaries of my remarks at the end of each part. These are in fact in the Notes section (because they are mine), which is attached to the Treatise, but these links are placed here for convenience.

Maarten Maartensz
Amsterdam, Feb 17, 2015
and also Jul 25, 2015

P.S. July 25, 2015: Those who want to see my solution to the problem of induction (and little else) should consult should consult SECT. I.III. XI. and SECT. I.III. XII.

It also is my guess little will be changed in the text of my Notes or of Hume, but I probably will have to look through the links once more (which gave me considerable trouble). But most work and both Book I and my Notes can now be read easily (and quite independently).


CONTENTS

ADVERTISEMENT.

INTRODUCTION.

BOOK I. OF THE UNDERSTANDING

PART I. OF IDEAS, THEIR ORIGIN, COMPOSITION, CONNEXION, ABSTRACTION, ETC.

SECT. I. OF THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS.

SECT. II. DIVISION OF THE SUBJECT.

SECT. III. OF THE IDEAS OF THE MEMORY AND IMAGINATION.

SECT. IV. OF THE CONNEXION OR ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS.

SECT. V. OF RELATIONS.

SECT. VI. OF MODES AND SUBSTANCES.

SECT. VII. OF ABSTRACT IDEAS.

MM: On PART I-I.

PART II. OF THE IDEAS OF SPACE AND TIME.

SECT. I. OF THE INFINITE DIVISIBILITY OF OUR IDEAS OF SPACE AND TIME.

SECT. II. OF THE INFINITE DIVISIBILITY OF SPACE AND TIME.

SECT. III. OF THE OTHER QUALITIES OF OUR IDEA OF SPACE AND TIME.

SECT. IV. OBJECTIONS ANSWERED.

SECT. V. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.

SECT. VI. OF THE IDEA OF EXISTENCE, AND OF EXTERNAL EXISTENCE.

MM: On PART I-II.

PART III. OF KNOWLEDGE AND PROBABILITY.

SECT. I. OF KNOWLEDGE.

SECT. II. OF PROBABILITY, AND OF THE IDEA OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.

SECT. III. WHY A CAUSE IS ALWAYS NECESSARY.

SECT. IV. OF THE COMPONENT PARTS OF OUR REASONINGS CONCERNING CAUSE AND EFFECT.

SECT. V. OF THE IMPRESSIONS OF THE SENSES AND MEMORY.

SECT. VI. OF THE INFERENCE FROM THE IMPRESSION TO THE IDEA.

SECT. VII. OF THE NATURE OF THE IDEA OR BELIEF.

SECT. VIII. OF THE CAUSES OF BELIEF.

SECT. IX. OF THE EFFECTS OF OTHER RELATIONS AND OTHER HABITS.

SECT. X. OF THE INFLUENCE OF BELIEF.

SECT. XI. OF THE PROBABILITY OF CHANCES.

SECT. XII. OF THE PROBABILITY OF CAUSES.

SECT. XIII. OF UNPHILOSOPHICAL PROBABILITY.

SECT. XIV. OF THE IDEA OF NECESSARY CONNEXION.

SECT. XV.RULES BY WHICH TO JUDGE OF CAUSES AND EFFECTS.

SECT. XVI. OF THE REASON OF ANIMALS.

MM: On PART I-III.

PART IV. OF THE SCEPTICAL AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF PHILOSOPHY.

SECT. I. OF SCEPTICISM WITH REGARD TO REASON.

SECT. II. OF SCEPTICISM WITH REGARD TO THE SENSES.

SECT. III. OF THE ANTIENT PHILOSOPHY.

SECT. IV. OF THE MODERN PHILOSOPHY.

SECT. V. OF THE IMMATERIALITY OF THE SOUL.

SECT. VI. OF PERSONAL IDENTITY.

SECT. VII. CONCLUSION OF THIS BOOK.

MM: On PART I-IV.

BOOK II OF THE PASSIONS

PART I OF PRIDE AND HUMILITY

SECT. I DIVISION OF THE SUBJECT.

SECT. II OF PRIDE AND HUMILITY, THEIR OBJECTS AND CAUSES.

SECT. III WHENCE THESE OBJECTS AND CAUSES ARE DERIVED.

SECT. IV OF THE RELATIONS OF IMPRESSIONS AND IDEAS.

SECT. V OF THE INFLUENCE OF THESE RELATIONS ON PRIDE AND HUMILITY.

SECT. VI LIMITATIONS OF THIS SYSTEM.

SECT. VII OF VICE AND VIRTUE.

SECT. VIII OF BEAUTY AND DEFORMITY.

SECT. IX OF EXTERNAL ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES.

SECT. X OF PROPERTY AND RICHES.

SECT. XI OF THE LOVE OF FAME.

SECT. XII OF THE PRIDE AND HUMILITY OF ANIMALS.


PART II OF LOVE AND HATRED

SECT. I OF THE OBJECT AND CAUSES OF LOVE AND HATRED.

SECT. II EXPERIMENTS TO CONFIRM THIS SYSTEM.

SECT. III DIFFICULTIES SOLVED.

SECT. IV OF THE LOVE OF RELATIONS.

SECT. V OF OUR ESTEEM FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL.

SECT. VI OF BENEVOLENCE AND ANGER.

SECT. VII OF COMPASSION.

SECT. VIII OF MALICE AND ENVY.

SECT. IX OF THE MIXTURE OF BENEVOLENCE AND ANGER WITH COMPASSION AND MALICE.

SECT. X OF RESPECT AND CONTEMPT.

SECT. XI OF THE AMOROUS PASSION, OR LOVE BETWIXT THE SEXES.

SECT. XII OF THE LOVE AND HATRED OF ANIMALS.


PART III OF THE WILL AND DIRECT PASSIONS

SECT. I OF LIBERTY AND NECESSITY.

SECT. II THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.

SECT. III OF THE INFLUENCING MOTIVES OF THE WILL.

SECT. IV OF THE CAUSES OF THE VIOLENT PASSIONS.

SECT. V OF THE EFFECTS OF CUSTOM.

SECT. VI OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE IMAGINATION ON THE PASSIONS.

SECT. VII OF CONTIGUITY AND DISTANCE IN SPACE AND TIME.

SECT. VIII THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.

SECT. IX OF THE DIRECT PASSIONS.

SECT. X OF CURIOSITY, OR THE LOVE OF TRUTH.


BOOK III OF MORALS

PART I OF VIRTUE AND VICE IN GENERAL

SECT. I MORAL DISTINCTIONS NOT DERIVed FROM REASON.

SECT. II MORAL DISTINCTIONS DERIVed FROM A MORAL SENSE.



PART II OF JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE

SECT. I JUSTICE, WHETHER A NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL VIRTUE?

SECT. II OF THE ORIGIN OF JUSTICE AND PROPERTY.

SECT. III OF THE RULES WHICH DETERMINE PROPERTY.

SECT. IV OF THE TRANSFERENCE OF PROPERTY BY CONSENT.

SECT. V OF THE OBLIGATION OF PROMISES.

SECT. VI SOME FARTHER REFLECTIONS CONCERNING JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE.

SECT. VII OF THE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENT.

SECT. VIII OF THE SOURCE OF ALLEGIANCE.

SECT. IX OF THE MEASURES OF ALLEGIANCE.

SECT. X OF THE OBJECTS OF ALLEGIANCE.

SECT. XI OF THE LAWS OF NATIONS.

SECT. XII OF CHASTITY AND MODESTY.


PART III OF THE OTHER VIRTUES AND VICES

SECT. I OF THE ORIGIN OF THE NATURAL VIRTUES AND VICES.

SECT. II OF GREATNESS OF MIND.

SECT. III OF GOODNESS AND BENEVOLENCE.

SECT. IV OF NATURAL ABILITIES.

SECT. V SOME FARTHER REFLECTIONS CONCERNING THE NATURAL VIRTUES.

SECT. VI CONCLUSION OF THIS BOOK.


APPENDIX


Notes:

These are my remarks on when what was made, and how much was made. The sizes only relate to the html. Also, the size of the notes may be slightly off, because of later corrections. The numbers for Book I on May 15, 2015 are as follows:

Book I:

Part I.I.         Feb 10 - Feb 17, 2015: Original: 124.8 Kb Notes: 145.2 Kb
Part I.II.        Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2015: Original: 123.7 Kb Notes:  
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Part I.III.       Feb 25 - Apr 17, 2015: Original: 331.6 Kb Notes: 320.3 Kb
Part I.IV.       Apr 19 - May 15, 2015: Original: 240.8 Kb Notes: 188.2 Kb
                                                           
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Note these are approximate (and still nearly the same in July 2015, when
Book I was uploaded).