Closereads: Hume on Passions (Part One)

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On Book II of A Treatise of Human Nature (1739), this time reading sections 1 and 2 in Part I, “Pride and Humility.” How does David Hume deal with human emotions, given his empiricism that begins with the premise that our minds contain only impressions and ideas (which are mainly different from impressions in that they are fainter, like a memory of an apple as compared to the perception of an apple)?

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