Impressions Of Hume by Marina Frasca-SpadaImpressions Of Hume by Marina Frasca-Spada

Impressions Of Hume

EditorMarina Frasca-Spada, P. J. E. Kail

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Impressions of Hume presents new essays from leading scholars in different philosophical, historiographical, and literary traditions to which Hume made defining contributions. Hume has made a variety of impressions on these different areas; his writings, philosophical and otherwise, may indeedbe read in a number of different ways. For example, they can be taken as transparent vehicles for philosophical intuitions, problems, and arguments that are still at the centre of philosophical reflection today. On the other hand, there are readings which are interested in locating Hume's viewsagainst the background of concerns, debates and discussions of Hume's own time. And this is not all. Hume's texts may be read as highly sophisticated literary-cum-philosophical creations: in such cases, the reader's attention tends to be directed at issues of genre and persuasive strategies rather than on argument. Or they may be regarded as moments in the construction of theideology of modernity, and as contributions to the legitimation of a given social order. As the true classics that they are, Hume's works are typical 'open texts', which present their readers of all provenances with a bounty of materials and inspirations. It is the editors' conviction that theborders between these approaches are far from neat; and that as much cross-fertilization as possible is to be promoted. Impressions of Hume amply demonstrates the rewards of such an approach.

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Marina Frasca-Spada is at Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. P. J. E. Kail is at Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh.
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Title:Impressions Of HumeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:June 23, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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M Frasca-Spada and P. J. E. Kail: Introduction1. M. A. Stewart: Hume's intellectual development2. P. Lipton: Waiting for Hume3. R. M. Sainsbury: Meeting the hare in her doubles: causal belief and general belief4. M. Bell: Transcendental Empiricism? Deleuze's reading of Hume5. S. James: Sympathy and comparison: two principles of human nature6. P. J. E. Kail: Hume's ethical conclusion7. J. A. Harris: Hume's use of the rhetoric of Calvinism8. M. Frasca-Spada: Quixotic confusions and Hume's imagination9. R. W. Serjeantson: Hume's general rules and the 'chief business of philosophers'10. E. Mazza: Hume's 'meek' philosophy among the Milanese11. S. Manning: Hume's fragments of union and the fiction of the Scottish Enlightenment12. S. M. S. Pearsall: Hume on marriageBibliography

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`a valuable resource, sustained by elegant, clear, and nuanced portraits of Hume's thought. It certainly deserves place as a new and worthy contribution to the field.'Journal of the History of Philosophy