The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise / Edition 1

The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise / Edition 1

by Saul Traiger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405115092

ISBN-13: 9781405115094

Pub. Date: 11/15/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This Guide provides students with the scholarly and interpretive tools they need to understand Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature and its influence on modern philosophy.

  • A student guide to Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature.
  • Focuses on recent developments in Hume scholarship.
  • Covers

Overview

This Guide provides students with the scholarly and interpretive tools they need to understand Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature and its influence on modern philosophy.

  • A student guide to Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature.
  • Focuses on recent developments in Hume scholarship.
  • Covers topics such as the formulation, reception and scope of the Treatise, imagination and memory, the passions, moral sentiments, and the role of sympathy.
  • All the chapters are newly written by Hume scholars.
  • Each chapter guides the reader through a portion of the Treatise, explaining the central arguments and key contemporary interpretations of those arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115094
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Blackwell Guides to Great Works Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

References to the Threatise, Abstract, and Enquiries.

Editor's Introduction.

Part I: Formulation, Reception and Scope of the Treatise:.

1. The Treatise: Composition, Reception and Response: John Wright (Central Michigan University).

2. Hume’s Other Writings:Wade Robison (Rochester Institute of Technology).

Part II: The Understanding:.

3. Impressions and Ideas: Janet Broughton (University of California, Berkeley).

4. Space and Time: Lorne Falkenstein (University of Western Ontario).

5. Belief, Probability, Normativity: William Edward Morris (Illinois Wesleyan University).

6. Causation: Abraham Sesshu Roth (University of Illinois at Chicago).

7. Identity, Continued Existence, and the External World: Don Baxter (University of Connecticut).

8. Personal Identity and the Sceptical System of Philosophy: Corliss Gayda Swain (St. Olaf College).

9. Hume’s Conclusions in ‘Conclusion of this Book’: Don Garrett (New York University).

Part III: The Passions:.

10. The Powers and Mechanisms of the Passions: Lilli Alanen (Uppsala University).

11. Hume’s “New and Extraordinary” Account of the Passions: Jane McIntyre (Cleveland State University).

12. Liberty, Necessity and the Will: Tony Pitson (University of Stirling).

Part IV: Morals:.

13. Reason, Passion and the Influencing Motives of the Will: Mike Karlsson (University of Iceland).

14. Hume’s Artificial and Natural Virtues: Rachel Cohon (University at Albany, State University of New York).

15. Virtue and the Evaluation of Character: Jacqueline Taylor (University of San Francisco).

Index

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