This is the Table Of Contents (TOC) of this html-edition of Hume's Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. This follows the so called 'Second Edition' of 1902 edited by L.A. Selby-Bigge, whose introduction to it is also reproduced below.
The paper versions of Hume's works that I have consulted and indeed often used are my own copies of the so called 'Third Edition' of the Enquiries of 1975 edited by P.H. Nidditch, and the Pelican Classics edition of the 'Treatise of Human Nature' of 1969, edited by E.C. Mossner. Both of my copies are in paperback.
The edition of Nidditch (which may be out of print) has the added benefit of having a fine analytical index of terms and names, compiled by Selby-Bigge, and of having fairly extensive notes by Nidditch.
The texts that follow have many links, and come all with a group of usually four arrows at the beginning and the end of each text, that look thus:
These have in general the following effect when clicked:
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Every file of Hume's text links to a file with my notes, the links to which are between square brackets preceded by "N", as in "[N1]". In order to allow the reader to read my notes independently, they all start with a quotation in blue of the passage they annotate, and that generally ends with the link to the note in Hume's text.
In contrast, Hume's own notes are indicated by a "H" and are made superscript, like so[H1]. Also, my Notes to Hume's footnotes are usually identified as such, and I have tried to render the Greek in Hume's footnotes properly, somewhat limited by the possibilities of the font I use.
Because the passages I annotate are repeated in my Notes, it is possible to read the Notes without reading the Text that is annotated. However, each file of Notes has at its beginning a link to the Text it annotates, and likewise that Text has at its beginning a link to my Notes to it.
The present version of my Notes is a first draft version, compiled in the summer of 2005.
August 31, 2005.