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The Humean Mind

Edited by: Angela M. Coventry , Alex Sager

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138909878
eBook ISBN: 9780429429996
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781138323032
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David Hume (1711?1776) is widely acknowledged as one of the most important philosophers in the English language, with his work continuing to exert major influence on philosophy today. His empiricism, naturalism, and psychology of the mind and the passions shape many positions and approaches in the sciences and social sciences.

The Humean Mind seeks to provide a comprehensive survey of his work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising 38 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into four sections:

· Intellectual context

· Hume?s thought

· Hume?s reception

· Hume?s legacy

This handbook includes coverage of all major aspects of Hume?s thought with essays spanning the full scope of Hume?s philosophy. Topics explored include Hume?s reception in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Hume?s legacy in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; Hume?s history, including an essay on Hume as historian, as well as essays on the relevance of history to Hume?s philosophy and his politics, and an updated treatment of Hume?s Legal Philosophy. Also included are essays on race, gender, and animal ethics.

Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, Hume?s work is central to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, ethics, legal philosophy and philosophy of religion.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Hume and the ancients Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Hume’s philosophy and its modern British debts Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The French context of Hume’s philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Hume’s system of the sciences Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ideas and association in Hume’s philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hume on space and time Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hume on induction and probability Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Causality and Hume’s foundational project Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hume and the external world Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Hume’s self Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Humean naturalism and skepticism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Miracles and the Humean mind Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Hume’s psychology of religion Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Hume on religious language and the attributes of god Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Passions and sympathy in Hume’s philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Hume on motives and action Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Hume on moral responsibility and free will  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hume’s moral sentimentalism Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Justice and convention in Hume’s philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Hume and the two tastes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Fluctuations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Hume the historian Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Hume’s history and politics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Hume Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Hume’s political economy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Custom in Hume’s politics and economics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Hume and the philosophy of law Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Hume and the Scottish intellectual tradition Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Hume and German philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Hume, the philosophy of science, and the scientific tradition Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Hume and continental philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Hume’s meaning empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Hume’s Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  A Humean social ontology Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Hume’s moral psychology and contemporary moral psychology Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Hume and animal ethics Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Hume on the minds of women Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Hume’s legacy regarding race Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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