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Reading Hume on human understanding : essays on the first Enquiry

Author: P J R Millican
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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'Reading Hume on Human Understanding' is a companion to the study of one of the great works of Western philosophy. Contributors cover a broad range of topics which remain at the centre of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Inquiry concerning human understanding
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J R Millican
ISBN: 0198752105 9780198752103 0198752113 9780198752110
OCLC Number: 48957942
Description: xvi, 495 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The context, aims, and structure of Hume's first Enquiry / Peter Millican --
Two species of philosophy: the historical significance of the first Enquiry / M.A. Stewart --
Empiricism about meanings / Jonathan Bennett --
Hume's sceptical doubts concerning induction / Peter Millican --
Belief and instinct in Hume's first Enquiry / Martin Bell --
Hume, belief, and personal identity / Justin Broakes --
The idea of necessary connexion / Edward Craig --
David Hume: objects and power / Galen Strawson --
Hume and thick connexions / Simon Blackburn --
Hume on liberty and necessity / George Botterill --
Hume on testimony concerning miracles / Don Garrett --
Hume versus Price on miracles and prior probabilities: testimony and the Bayesian calculation / David Owen --
Religion: the useless hypothesis / J.C.A. Gaskin --
Of the academical or sceptical philosophy / David Fate Norton --
My own life / David Hume --
Abstract of the Treatise of human nature / David Hume --
Critical survey of the literature on Hume and the first Enquiry / Peter Millican.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Millican.
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