The Cambridge Companion to Hume

The Cambridge Companion to Hume

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David Hume is, arguably, the most important philosopher ever to have written in English. Although best known for his contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion, Hume also made substantial and influential contributions to psychology and the philosophy of mind, ethics, the philosophy of science, political and economic theory, political and social history, and, to a lesser extent, aesthetic and literary theory. All facets of Hume's output are discussed in this volume, the first genuinely comprehensive overview of his work. The picture that emerges is of a thinker who, though critical to the point of scepticism, was nonetheless able to build on that scepticism a profoundly important, and still viable, constructive philosophy.show more

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1. An introduction to Hume's thought David Fate Norton; 2. Hume's new science of the mind John Biro; 3. Hume and the philosophy of science Alexander Rosenberg; 4. Hume's scepticism Robert J. Fogelin; 5. Hume's moral psychology Terence Penelhum; 6. Hume, human nature, and the foundations of morality David Fate Norton; 7. The structure of Hume's political theory Knud Haakonssen; 8. David Hume: principles of political economy Andrew S. Skinner; 9. Hume's literary and aesthetic theory Peter Jones; 10. David Hume, 'the historian' David Wootton; 11. Hume on religion John Gaskin; Appendix: Hume's autobiographies; I. A Kind of History of my Life (1734); II. My Own Life (1776).show more

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"The breadth of The Cambridge Companion to Hume matches the sweeping scope of Hume's thought...Even though each essay considers in depth a distinct area of Hume's thinking, this volume has the cohesiveness of a text, with some of the authors writing with an explicit awareness of other essays included in the collection...Norton has admirably produced a book that will serve as an invaluable and enduring repository of accessible presentations by accomplished scholars on the major areas of Hume's thought." Elizabeth S. Radcliffe, Philosophical Review "The breadth of The Cambridge Companion to Hume matches the sweeping scope of Hume's thought...Even though each essay considers in depth a distinct area of Hume's thinking, this volume has the cohesiveness of a text, with some of the authors writing with an explicit awareness of other essays included in the collection...Norton has admirably produced a book that will serve as an invaluable and enduring repository of accessible presentations by accomplished scholars on the major areas of Hume's thought." Elizabeth S. Radcliffe, Philosophical Review "...a valuable resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate classes...Though Hume specialists will surely find this book helpful--especially as a starting point for filling in gaps in their knowledge--it is crafted with a larger audience in mind. Nonspecialists will find the essays accessible and stimulating, full of useful material both about Hume's intellectual context and about Hume's contributions to shaping issues that grip us now." Ira Singer, Ethics "...an attarctive volume. It will be useful both to those who want to see the grand design of Hume's work as well as those who are interested only in his contributions to one or another discipline." John Immerwahr, International Studies in Philosophy "...individual articles will be useful to those teaching Hume, and will provide an excellent resource for students or researchers who are writing on one of these topics. In my judgement, the book is generally reliabel..." Nathan Brett, Dialogueshow more

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