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Hume's true scepticism

Author: Donald C Ainslie
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Provides a sustained interpretation of Part 4 of Book 1 of Hume's Treatise, arguing that Hume uses our reactions to the sceptical arguments as evidence in favor of his model of the mind.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David (1711-1776) Hume; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Ainslie
ISBN: 9780199593866 0199593868
OCLC Number: 921133461
Awards: Winner of Recipient of the 2016 Journal of the History of Philosophy prize for the best book in the history of philosophy published in 2015-JHP..
Description: xiv, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Total scepticism and the challenge to reason --
The phenomenology of sensory experience --
Coherence, constancy, and the belief in continuing objects --
Philosophical reflection on sensory belief --
Ancient philosophy : substances and souls --
Modern philosophy : persons and perceptions --
True scepticism --
Second thoughts.
Responsibility: Donald C. Ainslie.

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David Hume is famous as a sceptic but the nature of his scepticism is hard to pin down. Donald Ainslie provides the first sustained interpretation of Hume's deepest engagement with sceptical  Read more...

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