A Treatise of Human Nature

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Title

A Treatise of Human Nature

Subject

Of the mixture of benevolence and anger with compassion and malice.

Description

David Hume makes an argument about the change of passions and emotions that a human mind conveys when it meets different situations.

Creator

David Hume

Publisher

The Mind is a Metaphor

Date

1739

Contributor

Riwayat Katia

Format

Text

Language

English

Type

Argument

Coverage

Philosophy, Human Minds, Passions and Emotions

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Text

When our fancy considers directly the sentiments of others, and enters deep into them, it makes us sensible of all the passions it surveys, but in a particular manner of grief or sorrow. On the contrary, when we compare the sentiments of others to our own, we feel a sensation directly opposite to the original one, a joy from the grief of others, and a grief from their joy.

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Citation

David Hume, “A Treatise of Human Nature,” Enlightenmens, accessed November 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/476.

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