A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740)

Hume, David. A Treatise of Human Nature, edited by David Fate Norton and Mary J. Norton, Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

From the publisher: David Hume’s comprehensive attempt to base philosophy on a new, observationally grounded study of human nature is one of the most important texts in Western philosophy. It is also the focal point of current attempts to understand 18th-century philosophy… More

Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and concerning the Principles of Morals (1748, 1751)

Hume, David. Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and concerning the Principles of Morals, edited by L. A. Selby-Bigge, 3rd ed. revised by P. H. Nidditch, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975.

From the publisher: David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, composed before the author was twenty-six years old, was published in 1739 and 1740. Its importance was not generally recognized at the time. Hume attributing the failure of his Treatise to the manner of its writing rather than… More

The History of England (1754-1762)

Hume, David. The History of England, edited by William B. Todd, Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1983.

Hume’s great History of England the theme of which is liberty, above all English constitutional development from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Revolution of 1688. This Liberty Fund edition is based on the edition of 1778, the last to contain corrections by Hume. 6 vols.  

Essays: Moral, Political, Literary (1741-1777)

Hume, David. Essays: Moral, Political, Literary, edited by Eugene F. Miller, Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1985.

From the publisher: As part of the tried and true model of informal essay writing, Hume began publishing his Essays: Moral, Political and Literary in 1741. The majority of these finely honed treatises fall into three distinct areas: political theory, economic theory and aesthetic theory.… More