La “scienza della natura umana” di Hume e la bellezza dal Trattato ai Saggi
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Keywords

David Hume
Aesthetics
Essays

Abstract

In the “Foreword” to the publication in 1739 of the first two parts of the Treatise on Human Nature, devoted to the intellect and the passions, Hume promised, “If I am fortunate enough to be successful, I will proceed to examine morality, politics and criticism, an examination that will complete this Treatise on Human Nature”. This essay takes a general look at Hume's aesthetic reflection, highlighting its dominant developments and crucial passages, in an attempt to show how the methodological and gnoseological premises for Humean research on the beautiful were already anticipated in the Treatise project itself.
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