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Reading Hume on human understanding : essays on the first Enquiry

Author: Peter J R Millican
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon 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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Named Person: David Hume; David (1711-1776) Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J R Millican
ISBN: 0198752105 9780198752103 0198752113 9780198752110
OCLC Number: 490750772
Notes: Autres tirages : 2003, 2006.
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-495 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Context, Aims, and Structure of Hume's First Enquiry ; 2. Two Species of Philosophy; The Historical Significance of the First Enquiry ; 3. Empiricism about Meanings ; 4. Hume's Sceptical Doubts concerning Induction ; 5. Belief and Instinct in Hume's First Enquiry ; 6. Hume, Belief, and Personal Identity ; 7. The Idea of Necessary Connexion ; 8. David Hume: Objects and Power ; 9. Hume and Thick Connexions ; 10. Hume on Liberty and Necessity ; 11. Hume on Testimony concerning Miracles ; 12. Hume versus Price on Miracles and Prior Probabilities: Testimony and the Bayesian Calculation ; 13. Religion: The Useless Hypothesis ; 14. Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosphy ; Bibliography, Index
Responsibility: edited by Peter Millican.
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