Hume: General Philosophy

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Reproduced from their original publications, 21 essays focus mostly on the English natural philosopher's thoughts as expressed in Book I of (1739-40) and his revision of the first part of that as the (1748). They cover the origin, composition, abstraction, and connection of ideas; the ideas of space and time; knowledge and probability; and the skeptical and other systems of philosophy. They first appeared between 1975 and 1997 in specialized journals of philosophy. Only names are indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
1 The Naturalism of Book I of Hume's Treatise of Human Nature 3
2 Hume's New Science of the Mind 23
3 The Difference between Feeling and Thinking 57
4 Priority and Separability in Hume's Empiricism 71
5 Hume and the Logicians 93
6 Hume on Demonstration 109
7 Hume on Reason 133
8 Hume's Skepticism about Causal Inferences 149
9 Hume's Argument Concerning Induction: Structure and Interpretation 165
10 Naturalism, Normativity, and Scepticism in Hume's Account of Belief 219
11 Miracles and Probabilities 265
12 The Logic of Probabilities in Hume's Argument against Miracles 279
13 Hume's Academic Scepticism: A Reappraisal of His Philosophy of Human Understanding 303
14 Hume and Thick Connexions 333
15 The New Hume 347
16 Hume's Theory of the Self Revisited 389
17 Hume's Self-Doubts about Personal Identity 411
18 Personal Identity and the Passions 433
19 Hume's Scepticism about Reason 449
20 Hume's Scepticism: Natural Instincts and Philosophical Reflection 471
21 How a Sceptic May Live Scepticism 493
Name Index 515
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