In his analysis of the human understanding, Hume had applied the empirical method in order to find an explanation for the way in which ideas are formed.
At least 25 typographical errors in the edition are corrected silently by Green and Grose, who also corrected some of the Greek passages. Professors LaFleur, Rubin, and Piper were willing, on numerous occasions, to help me with points of translation or historical detail.
Words are glossed sequentially rather than alphabetically, because their meanings are often related closely to the contexts in which they appear. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, second edition, A person's feelings are always private, and since they are so constituted that they tend to produce an attitude of approval toward actions which are favorable to one's own interests and one of disapproval toward anything which is contrary to those interests, it would seem to indicate that morality is nothing more than following one's own personal desires.
Haakonsen, Knud. InHume returned to London as under-secretary of state, bringing along the persecuted writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau.