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The external world and our knowledge of it : Hume's critical realism, an exposition and a defence

Author: Fred Wilson
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, ©2008.
Series: Toronto studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Hume is often considered to have been a sceptic, particularly in his conception of the individual's knowledge of the external world. However, a closer examination of his works gives a much different impression of this aspect of Hume's philosophy, one that is due for a thorough scholarly analysis. This study argues that Hume was, in fact, a critical realist in the early twentieth-century sense, a period in  Read more...
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Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Wilson
ISBN: 9780802097644 0802097642
OCLC Number: 175282599
Description: xiv, 809 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Abstract ideas and other linguistic rules in Hume --
The waning of scientia --
Geometry as scientia and as applied science : Hume's empiricist account of geometry --
Hume's defence of empirical science --
Hume on testimony and its epistemological problems --
Knowledge --
Naturalism and scepticism --
Hume's critical realism.
Series Title: Toronto studies in philosophy.
Other Titles: Hume's critical realism, an exposition and a defence
Responsibility: Fred Wilson.

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Complete with original observations and ideas, this study is sure to generate debates about Humean philosophy, critical realism, and the limits of perceptual knowledge.  Read more...

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