The Continuum Companion to Hume [NOOK Book]


David Hume (1711-1776), philosopher, historian, and
essayist, is widely considered to be Britain's greatest philosopher.One of the leading intellectual figures of
the Scottish Enlightenment, his major works and central ideas, especially his
radical empiricism and his ...
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David Hume (1711-1776), philosopher, historian, and
essayist, is widely considered to be Britain's greatest philosopher.One of the leading intellectual figures of
the Scottish Enlightenment, his major works and central ideas, especially his
radical empiricism and his critique of the pretensions of philosophical
rationalism, remain hugely influential on contemporary philosophers.
 This comprehensive and accessible guide to Hume's
life and work includes 21 specially commissioned essays, written by a team of
leading experts, covering every aspect of Hume's thought. The Companion presents details of Hume's
life, historical and philosophical context, a comprehensive overview of all the
key themes and topics apparent in his work, including his accounts of causal
reasoning, scepticism, the soul and the self, action, reason, free will,
miracles, natural religion, politics, human nature, women, economics and
history, and an account of his reception and enduring influence. This is an
essential reference tool for anyone working in the fields of Hume Studies and Eighteenth-Century
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441183293
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/8/2012
  • Series: Bloomsbury Companions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Alan Bailey is a Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at
the University of Wolverhampton and has taught in the Philosophy departments at
Keele University and the University of Birmingham, UK.
O'Brien is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University,
Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and Associate Lecturer
at the Open University, UK.
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors\Abbreviations
for Works Written by Hume\Preface\David Hume - A Timeline\Introduction\1.
Hume's Life, Intellectual Context and Reception Emilio Mazza\2. Hume's
Empiricist Inner Epistemology: A Reassessment of the Copy Principle Tom
Seppalainen and Angela Coventry
\3. Hume's ‘Scepticism' About Induction Peter
4. The Psychology and Epistemology of Hume's Account of Probable
Reasoning Lorne Falkenstein\5. Causation and Necessary Connection Alan
6. Hume on Scepticism and the Moral Sciences Helen Beebee\7. The
Self and Personal Identity Harold Noonan\8. ‘All My Hopes Vanish': Hume on
the Mind Galen Strawson\9. Action, Reason and the Passions Constantine
\10. Free Will James A. Harris\11. Hume on Miracles Duncan
Pritchard and Alasdair Richmond
\12. David Hume and the Argument to Design Andrew
\13. Psychological Explanations of Religious Belief David O'Connor\14.
Hume's Sentimentalist Account of Moral Judgement Julia Driver 15. Hume and
the Virtues Dan O'Brien\16. Hume's Human Nature Russell Hardin\17. Hume
and Feminism Lívia Guimarães\18. Hume on Economic Well-Being Margaret
\19. ‘Of the Standard of Taste': Decisions, Rules and Critical
Argument Mark W. Rowe\20. Hume on History Timothy M. Costelloe\21. Hume's
Legacy and the Idea of British Empiricism Paul Russell\Bibliography\Index
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