Theory and Practice in the Philosophy of David Hume

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The author argues that the relationship between theory and practice was central to Hume, that he developed two theories of theory and practice (one in the Treatise of Human Nature, which separates theory and practice, another in the Enquiries, which links them), that the secular speculative philosophy of human nature in the Treatise leads to the humanist practical philosophy of Hume's Essays, Moral, Political and Literary and History of England, and that the foundations of Hume's political theory are history and ...

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Overview

The author argues that the relationship between theory and practice was central to Hume, that he developed two theories of theory and practice (one in the Treatise of Human Nature, which separates theory and practice, another in the Enquiries, which links them), that the secular speculative philosophy of human nature in the Treatise leads to the humanist practical philosophy of Hume's Essays, Moral, Political and Literary and History of England, and that the foundations of Hume's political theory are history and political realism rather than custom and tradition. Although Hume is usually considered a skeptic and the originator of the 'is/ought' distinction, he genuinely believed that 'the life of virtue' is happiest and that this conclusion derived equally from philosophy and common sense. The author argues for the continuing relevance of Hume's views on human nature, common sense, practical philosophy, ethics and humanism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137026415
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Wiley has taught at a number of universities across the USA including The John Hopkins University and most recently Western Michigan University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Hume and the Problem of Theory and Practice in Philosophy and Political Theory
Hume's Naturalism and Skepticism in the Treatise and His Appeal from Theory to Practice
The Systematic Theory of Theory of the Treatise of Human Nature
The Behaviorist Theory of Practice of the Treatise
The Practical Philosophies of Skepticism and Commercial Humanism
The Common Sense Theory of Theory of the Enquiries, Essays and History of England
The Common Sense Theory of Practice of the Later Works
Hume, Theory and Practice Today

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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