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Hume's Reason

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ISBN-10: 0199252602

ISBN-13: 9780199252602

Edition: 2002

Authors: David Owen

List price: $53.00
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David Owen explores Hume's account of reason and its role in human understanding, seen in the context of other notable accounts by philosophers of the early modern period. Many of the most famous problems that Hume discusses, and many of the positions that he advocates, are expressed in terms of reason. It is central to his arguments about induction, belief, scepticism, the passions, and moral distinctions; to understand Hume's influential views on these matters, we must understand what his view of reason is. The book begins with chapters on the theories of reasoning put forward by Hume's notable predecessors Descartes and Locke. Owen shows that Hume followed them in rejecting a formal,…    
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.

Introduction
Descartes' New Theory of Reasoning
Locke on Reasoning
Hume and Ideas: Relations and Associations
Intuition, Certainty, and Demonstrative Reasoning
Probable Reasoning: The Negative Argument
Belief and the Development of Hume's Account of Probable Reasoning
Reasons, Belief, and Scepticism
The Limits and Warrant of Reason
Bibliography
Index