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Death and Character Further Reflections on Hume

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ISBN-10: 0674030907

ISBN-13: 9780674030909

Edition: 2008

Authors: Annette C. Baier, Annette C. Baier

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Reviewing Annette Baierrsquo;s 1995 work Moral Prejudices in the London Review of Books, Richard Rorty predicted that her work would be read hundreds of years hence; Baierrsquo;s subsequent work has borne out such expectations, and this new book further extends her reach. Here she goes beyond her earlier work on David Hume to reflect on a topic that links his philosophy to questions of immediate relevance-in particular, questions about what character is and how it shapes our lives. Ranging widely in Humersquo;s works, Baier considers his views on character, desirable character traits, his treatment of historical characters, and his own character as shown not just by his cheerful death-and…    
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.49" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Annette C. Baier was Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, at the University of Pittsburgh. She also taught at the philosophy department of the University of Otago in New Zealand.

List of Abbreviations
Easy and Obvious
Acting in Character
Impersonation, the Very Idea
Hume's Excellent Hypocrites
Hume's Treatment of Oliver Cromwell
Hume and the Conformity of Bishop Tunstal
Hume's Deathbed Reading: A Tale of Three Letters
More Difficult and Abstruse
Hume's Impressions and His Other Metaphors
The Life and Mortality of the Mind
Hume's Labyrinth
A Voice, as from the Next Room
The Energy in the Cause
Hume's Post-Impressionism
Why Hume Asked Us Not to Read the Treatise
Conclusion: Hume's Curriculum Vitae: His "Own Life," Written by Himself
Index of Persons
Subject Index