A Companion to Hume

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Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2008 - 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

Introduction
1
Humes Context
19
Part I Mind and Knowledge
39
Part II Passions and Action
157
Part III Morality and Beauty
217
Part IV Religion
321
Part V Economics Politics and History
371
Part VI Contemporary Themes
423
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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