Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy
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Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy

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It is widely believed that Hume often wrote carelessly and contradicted himself, and that no unified, sound philosophy emerges from his writings. Don Garrett demonstrates that such criticisms of Hume are without basis. Offering fresh and trenchant solutions to longstanding problems in Hume studies, Garrett's penetrating analysis also makes clear the continuing relevance of Hume's philosophy.show more

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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 161.5 x 237.7 x 23.6mm | 639.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195097211
  • 9780195097214
  • 1,657,951

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I know of no other writer on Hume who has been this assiduous in finding interpretive difficulties in the text and then taking them head on....Beautifully written. * Robert J. Fogelin, Dartmouth College * A significant contribution to Hume studies. * Jonathan Bennett, Syracuse University *show more

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There exists alongside the celebration of Hume's work for its philosophical brilliance and elegance of style considerable disagreement over the meaning of Hume's most famous doctrines, the precise nature of his philosophical greatness, and the value of his contributions for contemporary philosophy. A series of interpretive difficulties has led some to accuse the work of contradiction and disunity. In this vigorous new study, Don Garrett takes up the charges against Hume, demonstrates their weakness, and solves a number of well-known interpretive puzzles that have long stood in the way of a complete understanding and accurate assessment of Hume's philosophy.show more

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