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David Hume, philosophical historian

David Hume

David Hume, philosophical historian

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hume, David, -- 1711-1776

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited with introductory essays, by D.F. Norton and R.H. Popkin.
    SeriesLibrary of liberal arts -- No.215
    ContributionsNorton, David Fate., Popkin, Richard H. 1923-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination438p.
    Number of Pages438
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23128307M


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DON GARRETT is Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carlolina, Chapel Hill. He is the Co-Editor of the journal Hume Studies, and The Encyclopedia of Empiricism, author of Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza Cited by:   This is a good short biography focused on David Hume the historian and his unique contribution through his revisionist history of England.

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The fact that he thinks morality is based in human sentiments show that he is, in some sense, a subjectivist about morality/5(13). A Treatise of Human Nature (–), published while Hume was still in his twenties, consists of three books on the understanding, the passions, and morals. This book provides a great way to study Hume's moral philosophy.

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His "History of England" was the standard work on English history for many. But the public reception for the three books of his magisterial Treatise of Human Nature () was less than cordial, and Hume abandoned his hopes of a philosophical career in order to support his family as a librarian, historian, diplomat, and political essayist, a course of action he described in the autobiographical My Own Life ().

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Geoffrey Sayre-McCord is Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina. Preface Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION: TWO-FOLD TASK OF HUME’S CRITIQUE Hume’s Strict Finitism Dialectical Structure of Hume’s Critique Historical-Philosophical Context Bayle’s Trilemma for the Divisiblity of Extension Legacy and Influence of Berkeley on Hume’s Metaphysics of Space and Philosophy of Mathematics PART I.

THE INKSPOT EXPERIMENT by: INTRODUCTION. In the only cheap edition of Hume’s “Essays and Treatises” now in the British market, the essays on “Miracles” and “A Particular Providence and a Future State” have been omitted, while the “Natural History of Religion” has been extensively mutilated, at least thirteen separate passages, some of them lengthy, being suppressed in the interests of the popular religion.

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Endnotes, a full bibliography, guides to further reading, and an index are. Note that Hume is Scottish and the book was originally written in English. I have always had an interest in philosophy and history and finally got around to reading this foundational work.

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It is somewhat surprising that it should not have received more attention from scholars.