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Four Dissertations and Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul [Paperback]

By David Hume & John Immerwahr (Introduction by)
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Pages   390
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 3, 2001
Publisher   St. Augustine's Press
ISBN  1890318574  
EAN  9781890318574  

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In 1756 a volume of Hume's essays entitled Five Dissertations was printed and ready for distribution. The essays included "The Natural History of Religion", "Of the Passions", "Of Tragedy", "Of Suicide", and "Of the Immortality of the Soul". The latter two essays made direct attacks on common religious doctrines by defending a person's moral right to commit suicide and by criticizing the idea of life after death. Early copies were passed around, and someone of influence threatened to prosecute Hume's publisher if the book was distributed as is. The printed copies of Five Dissertations were then physically altered, with a new essay "Of the Standard of Taste" inserted in place of the two removed essays. Hume also took this opportunity to alter two particularly offending paragraphs in the Natural History. The essays were then bound with the new title Four Dissertations and distributed in January, 1757.

The essays in Four stand together as a unified whole, showcasing his psychology of the passions and demonstrating its application to both religion and aesthetics.

This edition also includes Hume's extended Dedication, a passionate endorsement of intellectual and artistic freedom, which has been out of print since the original publication in 1757.

The essays on suicide and the immortality of the soul, long separated from the other essays, are here finally put back, as intended by Hume. "On the Immortality of the Soul" briskly dismisses metaphysical, moral, and physical arguments, and refers us instead to a revelation that Hume himself clearly did not believe in. "On Suicide" vigorously rebuts the theologians' claim that self-destruction is a crime, arguing instead that under certaincircumstances, suicide might be not permissible but morally required.

Included are "Two Letters on Suicide" from Rousseau's Eloisa.

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Get Essays Moral, Political, and Literary INSTEAD  Jun 14, 2005
The Four Dissertations etc is a great collection but quite pricy considering what you are getting. The two posthumous (post-hume-ous?) :) essays are already usually found in many other publications (some versions of Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion contain them etc). Actually, four of the six major works that comprise this book are found in the excellent 680 page: "Essays Moral Political and Literary" published by Liberty Classics/Liberty Fund and found on this site for twelve bucks. That book contains 49 essays in total!!

The two major works found only in this "Four Dissertations" book but not in Essays Moral, Political, and Literary are:
"The Natural History of Religion" and "Of the Passions"

The Rousseau stuff and Hume introduction are also unique to this book. Bottom line: If you want to hit nearly ever Hume essay in one fell swoop with lots of bang for the buck, go with Essays Moral, Political, & Literary. If you need Rousseau's suicide writings and Hume's essays on Natural History of Religion & The Passions get this book!!

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