Exert from Hume's Treatise of Human Nature

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Exert from Hume's Treatise of Human Nature

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Description

Someone's name and identity, and how those are viewed by others have a large impact on how sympathy produces a reaction in themselves and in others.

Creator

David Hume

Source

A Treatise of Human Nature

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Date

1739

Contributor

Michael Einhorn

Format

Pdf

Language

English

Type

Philosophy

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Hume exert starting with Our reputation and ending with of sympathy

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Our reputation, our character, our name are considerations of vast weight and importance; and even the other causes of pride; virtue, beauty and riches; have little influence, when not seconded by the opinions and sentiments of others. In order to account for this phrenomenon 'twill be necessary to take some compass, and first explain the nature of sympathy.

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David Hume, “Exert from Hume's Treatise of Human Nature,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/420.

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