pubblicato da Oxford University Press
David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This set comprises the two volumes of texts and editorial material, which are also available for purchase separately. David Hume (1711 - 1776) is one of the greatest of philosophers. Today he probably ranks highest of all British philosophers in terms of influence and philosophical standing. His philosophical work ranges across morals, the mind, metaphysics, epistemology, religion, and aesthetics; he had broad interests not only in philosophy as it is now conceived but in history, politics, economics, religion, and the arts. He was a master of English prose. The Clarendon Hume Edition will include all of his works except his History of England and minor historical writings. It is the only thorough critical edition, and will provide a far more extensive scholarly treatment than any previous editions. This edition (which has been in preparation since the 1970s) offers authoritative annotation, bibliographical information, and indexes, and draws upon the major advances in textual scholarship that have been made since the publication of earlier editions - advances both in the understanding of editorial principle and practice and in knowledge of the history of Hume's own texts.
...useful far beyond the small circle of scholarly experts... The Treatise has a fair claim to be the most important and influential philosophical text ever written in English... After more than 250 years, Hume is still at the front line of philosophical inquiry... This edition belongs in any university or college library anywhere in the world, and its publication will certainly excite more than a murmur among philosophers and scholars. * Robert Callergard, Theoria * David Fate Norton and Mary J. Norton's new edition of David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature..establishes a new standard for scholars engaged with that work. * Peter S. Fosl Journal of the History of Philosophy * A tous points de vue (scientificite editoriale, mise en contexte historique, references externes et references internes), cette nouvelle edition du Traite savere remarquable, et tout a fait indeispensable. * Eleonore Le Jalle, Archives de philosophie * ...un instrument de travail sans equivalent, double dun manifeste pour l'histoire de la philosophie.