The book begins by introducing philosophy in general. According to the author, philosophy can be divided in two parts: natural and philosophy and philosophy of human nature (moral philosophy).
Later on, we read about the difference between ideas and impressions. Impressions are the feelings, sensory impressions or other vivid mental phenomena. Ideas, on the other hand, are built from impressions.
Also, we read about the difference between relations of ideas and matters of fact. According to the author, relations of ideas are mathematical truths which cannot be denied, otherwise there will contradiction. Matters of facts are the common truths we learn through life from our experience.
In this book we read and learn about the human understanding of the things around him and how it is formed. It deals with what we know and how we know it.
You will find information about: • Different Species of Philosophy • Origin and the Association of Ideas • Skeptical doubts and their solutions regarding the understanding • Probability • Miracles • Academical or Sceptical Philosophy, and other topics