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The FIRST PICTURE Hume was born and educated in Edinburgh, the son of a successful lawyer.David hume spent three years of private study in France. Thereafter, he worked for four years on A Treatise of Human Nature.
The SECOND PICTURE Hume completed
Treatise in 1738, aged 28, and published it anonymously in two volumes the following year.His ambitious intention was to construct a pragmatic science of man.
The THIRD PICTURE.Hume argued that it was passion rather than reason that moderates human behaviour the reason is ought only to be the slave of the passions and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them

The FOURTH PICTURE.The publication of Hume’s Treatise was a disaster. He himself later observed that it “fell dead-born from the press”. Treatise is widely considered to be Hume’s most important work and one of the keystone books of western philosophy.
The FIFTH PICTURE In 1740 the critics were savage, describing his work as “abstract and unintelligible”. Hume’s reasoning for his thesis that “sympathy is the chief source of moral distinctions" and the Treatise is not for the faint-hearted.

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