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Hume's true scepticism.

Author: Donald C Ainslie
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2015.
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David Hume is famous as a sceptical philosopher but the nature of his scepticism is difficult to pin down. Hume's True Scepticism provides the first sustained interpretation of Part 4 of Book 1 of Hume's Treatise, his deepest engagement with sceptical arguments. Hume notes there that, while reason shows that we ought not to believe the verdicts of reason or the senses, we do so nonetheless. Donald C. Ainslie argues  Read more...
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Named Person: David Hume; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Ainslie
ISBN: 9780199593866 0199593868
OCLC Number: 903804537
Description: 272 pages
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Total Scepticism and the Challenge to Reason ; 2. The Phenomenology of Sensory Experience ; 3. Coherence, Constancy, and the Belief in Continuing Objects ; 4. Philosophical Reflections on Sensory Experience ; 5. Ancient Philosophy: Substances and Souls ; 6. Modern Philosophy: Persons and Perceptions ; 7. True Scepticism ; 8. Second Thoughts ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Donald C. Ainslie.
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