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Hume's Reason
     

Hume's Reason

by David Owen
 

ISBN-10: 0199252602

ISBN-13: 9780199252602

Pub. Date: 05/23/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

David Owen explores Hume's account of reason and its role in human understanding, seen in the context of other notable accounts by philosophers of the early modern period. Owen offers new interpretations of many of Hume's most famous arguments, about demonstration and the relation of ideas, induction, belief, and scepticism. Hume's Reason will be illuminating not

Overview

David Owen explores Hume's account of reason and its role in human understanding, seen in the context of other notable accounts by philosophers of the early modern period. Owen offers new interpretations of many of Hume's most famous arguments, about demonstration and the relation of ideas, induction, belief, and scepticism. Hume's Reason will be illuminating not just to historians of modern philosophy but to all philosophers who are concerned with the workings of human cognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199252602
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Descartes' New Theory of Reasoning; 3. Locke on Reasoning; 4. Hume and Ideas: Relations and Associations; 5. Intuition, Certainty, and Demonstrative Reasoning; 6. Probable Reasoning: The Negative Argument; 7. Belief and the Development of Hume's Account of Probable Reasoning; 8. Reasons, Belief, and Scepticism; 9. The Limits and Warrant of Reason; Bibliography; Index.

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