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Reading Hume on Human Understanding Essays on the First Enquiry

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ISBN-10: 0198752105

ISBN-13: 9780198752103

Edition: 2002

Authors: Peter Millican

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Reading Hume on Human Understanding is a companion to the study of one of the great works of Western philosophy. David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748) has long been recognized as one of the best 'classics' for introducing students to the subject; these essays, most of them specially written for this volume, show how much more than this it is. The aims of the volume are: to provide a general overview of the Enquiry, especially for those approaching it for the first time; to set it in the context of Hume's philosophical work as a whole and establish its importance in that context: to elucidate, analyse, and assess the philosophy of the Enquiry, and clarify its…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.07" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction
The Context, Aims, and Structure of Hume's First Enquiry
Two Species of Philosophy; The Historical Significance of the First Enquiry
Empiricism about Meanings
Hume's Sceptical Doubts concerning Induction
Belief and Instinct in Hume's First Enquiry
Hume, Belief, and Personal Identity
The Idea of Necessary Connexion
Objects and Power
Hume and Thick Connexions
Hume on Liberty and Necessity
Hume on Testimony concerning Miracles
Hume versus Price on Miracles and Prior Probabilities: Testimony and the Bayesian Calculation
Religion: The Useless Hypothesis
Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosphy
Bibliography
Index