A Companion to Hume

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Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 20, 2010 - Philosophy - 592 pages
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Comprised of twenty-nine specially commissioned essays, A Companion to Hume examines the depth of the philosophies and influence of one of history's most remarkable thinkers.
  • Demonstrates the range of Hume's work and illuminates the ongoing debates that it has generated
  • Organized by subject, with introductions to each section to orient the reader
  • Explores topics such as knowledge, passion, morality, religion, economics, and politics
  • Examines the paradoxes of Hume's thought and his legacy, covering the methods, themes, and consequences of his contributions to philosophy
 

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Contents

Hume in the Enlightenment Tradition
21
Humes Theory of Ideas
41
Hume on Memory and Imagination
58
Hume and the Origin of Our Ideas of Space and Time
72
Hume on the Relation of Cause and Effect
89
Inductive Inference in Humes Philosophy
106
Hume on Belief in the External World
126
Hume on Personal Identity
140
Incomparably the Best?
293
Intellectual and Cultural Influences
323
Hume on the Nature and Existence of God
338
Hume on Miracles and Immortality
353
Humes Economic Theory
373
Humes Naturalism and His Skepticism
425
Is Hume a Realist or an Antirealist?
441
Humes Epistemological Legacy
457

Humes Indirect Passions
159
Hume on the Direct Passions and Motivation
185
Hume on Liberty and Necessity
201
Hume on Moral Rationalism Sentimentalism and Sympathy
219
Sympathy and Humes Spectatorcentered Theory of Virtue
240
Humes Theory of Justice or Artificial Virtue
257
Hume on Beauty and Virtue
273
The Humean Theory of Motivation and Its Critics
477
The Sources of Normativity in Humes Moral Theory
493
Is Hume a Moral Noncognitivist?
513
Bibliography
529
Index
553
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Elizabeth S. Radcliffe is Professor of Philosophy at The College of William and Mary. She has published on the British Moralists and on Hume’s metaethics and motivational psychology. She was co-editor of the journal Hume Studies, with Kenneth Winkler, from 2000 until 2005. She is currently working on issues surrounding the contemporary Humean theory of motivation and its connection to Hume.

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