A Companion to Hume

Posted by

Constituted of twenty-nine especially commissioned essays, A significant other to Hume examines the intensity of the philosophies and impact of 1 of history's such a lot amazing thinkers.
• Demonstrates the diversity of Hume's paintings and illuminates the continued debates that it has generated
• geared up through topic, with introductions to every part to orient the reader
• Explores issues akin to wisdom, ardour, morality, faith, economics, and politics
• Examines the paradoxes of Hume's notion and his legacy, protecting the tools, topics, and outcomes of his contributions to philosophy

Show description

Read Online or Download A Companion to Hume PDF

Best philosophy books

Ontological Relativity & Other Essays

This quantity involves the 1st of the loo Dewey Lectures added below the auspices of Columbia University's Philosophy division in addition to different essays by way of the writer. meant to elucidate the which means of the philosophical doctrines propounded by means of W. V. Quine in observe and items, the essays incorporated herein are in detail comparable and trouble themselves with 3 philosophical preoccupations: the character of that means, the that means of lifestyles and the character of normal knowledge.

The World of Thought in Ancient China (Reprint Edition)

The e-book is a lucid, exact, agreeably written and accomplished survey, in keeping with an extended familiarity with the complete of the literature of chinese language faculties of concept all the way down to the second one century BC, and its nice energy is its variety of comparisons with different traditions. chinese language concept hasn't ever ahead of been pondered with particularly this breadth of imaginative and prescient.

Il destino della tecnica (BUR Saggi)

Lo scopo distintivo della tradizione occidentale è quello di plasmare il mondo a sua immagine, e lo strumento principe in step with ottenere questo risultato è l. a. tecnica. Le singole forze in conflitto fra loro all’interno di questa tradizione – il cristianesimo, l’umanesimo, l’illuminismo, il sapere filosofico, il capitalismo, l. a. democrazia, il comunismo, il pensiero scientifico – si sono servite e si servono della tecnica in keeping with some distance prevalere i propri scopi su quelli antagonisti.

The Truth That Frees (Aquinas Lecture 21)

Booklet via Smith, Gerard

Additional resources for A Companion to Hume

Example text

Woolhouse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). Locke, John (1690). Essay concerning Human Understanding, ed. P. H. Nidditch (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975). ) Malebranche, N. (1674– 5).

This would generate a non-rationalist account of human psychology applied to a range of theoretical and practical issues: in short, a new treatise of human nature. The “anxiety of influence” might limit the number of explicit references to Hobbes’s work – most notably, the omission from the Treatise’s list of “late philosophers” (T Introduction 7) – but later in life the author might acknowledge that the main problem with Hobbes’s philosophy was his inconsistent attitude to reason. So it harmonizes nicely with this suggestion that, in the final volume of his History of England, Hume assesses Hobbes’s achievement in just these terms.

Descartes, R. (1641). Meditations on First Philosophy, in The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, trans. J. Cottingham, R. Stoothoff, and D. Murdoch (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985). Diderot, D. (1754). Thoughts on the Interpretation of Nature and Other Philosophical Works, ed. D. Adams (Manchester: Clinamen Press, 1999). Hobbes, T. (1641). Leviathan, ed. R. Tuck (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991). Hume, David (1741–77). Essays Moral, Political and Literary, ed. F. Eugene Miller (Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, 1987).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 36 votes