A treatise of human nature: being an attempt to introduce the experimental method of reasoning into moral subjects. ... [pt.3]
Hume, David, 1711-1776.
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I THINK it proper to inform the public, that tho' this be a third vo∣lume of the Treatise of Human Nature, yet 'tis in some mea∣sure independent of the other two, and requires not that the reader shou'd enter into all the abstract rea∣sonings contain'd in them. I am hopeful it may be understood by or∣dinary readers, with as little attention as is usually given to any books of reasoning. It must only be observ'd, that I continue to make use of the terms, impressions and ideas, in the same sense as formerly; and that byPage  [unnumbered]impressions I mean our stronger per∣ceptions, such as our sensations, af∣fections and sentiments; and by ideas the fainter perceptions, or the copies of these in the memory and imagina∣tion.