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8vo. xiii, 400 pp. Index. Printed wrappers. Fine. . David Hume is now considered one of the most important philosophers of the Western world. Although best known for his contributions to the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, Hume also influenced developments in the philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics, political and economic theory, political and social history, and aesthetic theory. The fifteen essays in this volume address all aspects of Hume's thought. The picture of him that emerges is that of a thinker who, though often critical to the point of skepticism, was nonetheless able to build on that skepticism a constructive, viable, and profoundly important view of the world. Also included in this volume are Hume's two brief autobiographies and a bibliography suited to those beginning their study of Hume. ". . ..This volume moves beyond the two-dimensional description of Hume as the destructive skeptic in order to highlight the constructive and innovative dimensions of Hume's thought. . .. the essays offer a topical focus with a progression that is modeled after Hume's own development of thought. . .. a rich contextualization for the reader to gain a fuller sense of Hume's thoughts and influence in numerous arenas that have a lasting significance today." -- Jennifer Powell McNutt, Wheaton College, Illinois. ISBN: 0521387108
Title: The Cambridge Companion to Hume.
Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1993).: 1993
ISBN Number: 0521387108
ISBN Number 13: 9780521387101
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