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Hume's skeptical crisis : a textual study

Author: Robert J Fogelin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author provides a textual study of the changes in perspective that emerged as Hume pursued his attempt to introduce the experimental method of reasoning into moral subjects.
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Named Person: David Hume; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Fogelin
ISBN: 9780195387391 0195387392
OCLC Number: 276228944
Description: xvii, 174 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Of knowledge and probability: a quick tour of part 3, book 1. Of knowledge ; Of probability; and of the idea of cause and effect ; Why a cause is always necessary? ; Of the component parts of our reasonings concerning causes and effects ; Of the impressions of the senses and memory ; Of the inference from the impression to the idea ; Of the nature of the idea, or belief ; Of the causes of belief ; Of the effects of other relations, and other habits ; Of the influence of belief ; Of the probability of chances ; Of the probability of causes ; Of unphilosophical probability ; Of the idea of necessary connexion ; Rules by which to judge of causes and effects ; Of the reason of animals --
Hume on unphilosophical probabilities --
Hume's skepticism with regard to reason --
Of skepticism with regard to the senses --
Of the ancient and modern philosophy --
The soul and the self --
The conclusion of book 1 --
Two openings and two closings.
Responsibility: Robert J. Fogelin.
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