Hume’s Legacy

A Cognitive Science Perspective

Authored by: Mark Collier

The Humean Mind

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

Print ISBN: 9781138909878
eBook ISBN: 9780429429996
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Hume is an experimental philosopher who attempts to understand why we think, feel, and act as we do. But how should we evaluate the adequacy of his science of human nature? This chapter examines Hume’s proposals from the perspective of our best available theories and evidence. It argues that Hume’s positive account of the workings of the mind receives a good deal of empirical support from interdisciplinary work in the cognitive sciences.

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