Though most ebooks are simple conversions of paper books, "The eNotated An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" is a completely new approach that takes advantage of ebook technology by providing eNotations (electronic annotations), essays, and background information conveniently accessible through links and a comprehensive table of contents.
Based on the 1777 posthumous edition of Hume’s "An Enquiry Concerning the Human Understanding," this volume includes Hume's autobiography, Adam Smith's account of Hume's last days, the 1902 Selby-Bigge edition footnotes and Analytical Index (linked to the main text), and ten color illustrations.
Francisco Fernflores, CalPoly Philosophy professor, has added an introductory essay, a background essay explaining the significance of the work to Western Philosophy, a chronology of Hume's life and work, and a bibliography.
In addition, Fernflores' 171 detailed eNotations explain Hume's sometimes subtle arguments and his "Enquiry" section summaries clarify the overall structure of Hume's philosophy.
The biographical, historical, and interpretative information provided by Fernflores puts David Hume’s enormously influential classic in its conceptual context, making the work more accessible and the reading experience deeper and more enjoyable.
Fernflores describes Hume's work as "one of the most beautifully crafted philosophical texts written in English. It is indispensable reading for anyone interested in a careful philosophical investigation of how the mind's potential to know is limited and, as Hume believed, how learning about these limits can help us become wiser both as individuals and as a society."
Francisco Fernflores is Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. He has a keen interest in the history of philosophy and the history of science and is the author of several scholarly articles in the philosophy of physics. He has been teaching Philosophical Classics and Hume’s "Enquiry" since 2000.
If you are going to read Hume's "Enquiry" for the first time or reread it after some years, you will best appreciate the work's insight and relevance and more fully understand its initial and continuing impact on philosophy, science, and everyday thought, through this unique eNotated edition.