Hume Variations

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Overview

Hume says in the Treatise that his main project is to construct a theory of human nature and, in particular, a theory of the mind, Hume Variations examines his account of cognition and how it is grounded in his 'theory of ideas'. Fodor discusses such key topics as the distinction between 'simple' and 'complex' ideas, the thesis that an idea is some kind of picture, and the roles that 'association' and 'imagination' play in cognitive processes.
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"Overall the book is clear, accessible, and thought provoking...."--Philosophical Psychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199287338
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/6/2006
  • Series: Lines of Thought Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Old Lamps for New
1. Introduction: Hume's Cartesian Naturalism
2. Impressions
3. Simple Concepts
4. Complex Concepts (Occasional Wittgensteinians Notwithstanding)
5. Imagination
6. Conclusion: Hume's Program (and Ours)

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