Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Hardcover | July 16, 2011

byBarry Stroud

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This volume of uncollected essays by Barry Stroud explores central issues and ideas in the work of individual philosophers, ranging from Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, and Hume to Quine, Burge, McDowell, Goldman, Fogelin, and Sosa in our own day. Seven of the essays focus on David Hume, andexamine the sources and implications of his 'naturalism' and his 'scepticism'. Three others deal with the legacy of that 'naturalism' in the twentieth century. In each case Stroud moves beyond providing a description of historical contexts and developments, and confronts the philosophical issues asthey present themselves to the philosophers in question.

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This volume of uncollected essays by Barry Stroud explores central issues and ideas in the work of individual philosophers, ranging from Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, and Hume to Quine, Burge, McDowell, Goldman, Fogelin, and Sosa in our own day. Seven of the essays focus on David Hume, andexamine the sources and implications of his 'natu...

Barry Stroud is Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy in the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and the author of Hume (1977), The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism (OUP, 1984), The Quest for Reality (OUP,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.08 inPublished:July 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Our Debt to Descartes (2008)2. Berkeley v. Locke on Primary Qualities (1980)3. Colours and Powers (2003)4. The Study of Human Nature and the Subjectivity of Value (1989)5. Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (2004)6. Ayer's Hume (1992)7. Hume's Scepticism: Natural Instincts and Philosophical Reflection (1991)8. 'Gilding or Staining' the World with 'Sentiments' or 'Phantasms' (1993)9. The Constraints of Hume's Naturalism (2006)10. Practical Reasoning (1996)11. The Charm of Naturalism (1996)12. The Transparency of 'Naturalism' (2008)13. Anti-Individualism and Scepticism (1993)14. Sense-Experience and the Grounding of Thought (2002)15. The 'Unity of Cognition' and the Explanation of Mathematical Knowledge (2001)16. Contemporary Pyrrhonism (2001)17. Perceptual Knowledge and Epistemological Satisfaction (2004)Index