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Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

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ISBN-10: 1405115084

ISBN-13: 9781405115087

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Saul Traiger

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This Guide provides students with the scholarly and interpretive tools they need to understand Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature and its influence on modern philosophy. A student guide to Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature. Focuses on recent developments in Hume scholarship. Covers topics such as the formulation, reception and scope of the Treatise, imagination and memory, the passions, moral sentiments, and the role of sympathy. All the chapters are newly written by Hume scholars. Each chapter guides the reader through a portion of the Treatise, explaining the central arguments and key contemporary interpretations of those arguments.
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Book details

List price: $154.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
References to the Treatise, Abstract, and Enquiries
Editor's Introduction
Formulation, Reception, and Scope of the Treatise
The Treatise: Composition, Reception, and Response
Hume's Other Writings
The Understanding
Impressions and Ideas
Space and Time
Belief, Probability, Normativity
Identity, Continued Existence, and the External World
Personal Identity and the Skeptical System of Philosophy
Hume's Conclusions in "Conclusion of this Book"
The Passions
The Powers and Mechanisms of the Passions
Hume's "New and Extraordinary" Account of the Passions
Liberty, Necessity, and the Will
Reason, Passion, and the Influencing Motives of the Will
Hume's Artificial and Natural Virtues
Virtue and the Evaluation of Character