Reading Hume on Human Understanding: Essays on the First Enquiry

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Overview

This companion to the study of one of the great works of Western philosophy—David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748)—provides a general overview of the Enquiry, especially for those approaching it for the first time, and sets it in the context of Hume's philosophical work as a whole. It elucidates, analyzes, and assesses the philosophy of the Enquiry, clarifying its interpretation and discussing recent developments in Hume scholarship that are relevant to the Enquiry. The eminent contributors to this volume cover a broad range of topics: meaning, induction, skepticism, belief, personal identity, causation, freedom, miracles, probability, and religious belief.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198752110
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 977,546
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Millican is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Computer Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Abbreviations for Works by Hume
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The Context, Aims, and Structure of Hume's First Enquiry 27
2 Two Species of Philosophy : The Historical Significance of the First Enquiry 67
3 Empiricism about Meanings 97
4 Hume's Sceptical Doubts concerning Induction 107
5 Belief and Instinct in Hume's First Enquiry 175
6 Hume, Belief, and Personal Identity 187
7 The Idea of Necessary Connexion 211
8 David Hume: Objects and Power 231
9 Hume and Thick Connexions 259
10 Hume on Liberty and Necessity 277
11 Hume on Testimony concerning Miracles 301
12 Hume versus Price on Miracles and Prior Probabilities: Testimony and the Bayesian Calculation 335
13 Religion: The Useless Hypothesis 349
14 Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy 371
My Own Life 393
Abstract of the Treatise of Human Nature 399
Critical Survey of the Literature on Hume and the First Enquiry 413
Index 475
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