The Oxford Handbook of Hume

Hardcover | April 6, 2016

EditorPaul Russell

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The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) is widely regarded as the greatest and most significant English-speaking philosopher and often seen as having had the most influence on the way philosophy is practiced today in the West. His reputation is based not only on the quality of hisphilosophical thought but also on the breadth and scope of his writings, which ranged over metaphysics, epistemology, morals, politics, religion, and aesthetics. The Handbook's 38 newly commissioned chapters are divided into six parts: Central Themes; Metaphysics and Epistemology; Passion, Morality and Politics; Aesthetics, History, and Economics; Religion; Hume and the Enlightenment; and After Hume. The volume also features an introduction from editor PaulRussell and a chapter on Hume's biography.

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The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) is widely regarded as the greatest and most significant English-speaking philosopher and often seen as having had the most influence on the way philosophy is practiced today in the West. His reputation is based not only on the quality of hisphilosophical thought but also on the breadth an...

Paul Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and the University of Gothenburg, where he is also Director of the Gothenburg Responsibility Project. His previous publications include The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (OUP, 2008) and Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's W...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:840 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction and AcknowledgementsAbbreviations References to Hume's WritingsList of Contributors1. James Harris: Hume's Life and WorksPart I Central Themes2. Barry Stroud: Naturalism and Skepticism in the Philosophy of Hume3. Don Garrett: Reason, Normativity and Hume's "Title Principle"4. Annette Baier: Reflexivity and Sentiment in Hume's Philosophy5. John Wright: Hume's Skeptical Realism6. Peter Millican: Hume's Chief Argument7. Paul Russell: Hume's Philosophy of Irreligion and the Myth of British EmpiricismPart II Metaphysics and Epistemology8. Wayne Waxman: Hume's Theory of Ideas9. Henry E. Allison: Hume and the Molyneux Problem10. Donald L. M. Baxter: Hume on Space and Time11. Kenenth P. Winkler: Hume's Skeptical Logic of Induction12. Helen Beebee: Hume and the Problem of Causation13. Georges Dicker: Hume on the External World14. Galen Strawson: Hume on Personal IdentityPart III Passion, Morality and Politics15. Jacqueline Taylor: Hume on Pride and the Other Indirect Passions16. Rico Vitz: The Nature and Functions of Sympathy in Hume's Philosophy17. David Owen: Reason, Belief, and the Passions18. Karl Schafer: Hume on Practical Reason: Against the Normative Authority of Reason19. Tony Pitson: Hume, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility20. Charles Pigden: Hume on Is and Ought: Logic, Promises, and the Duke of Wellington21. Simon Blackburn: Hume, Morality, and Skepticism22. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord: Hume on the Artificial Virtues23. Christine Swanton: Hume and Virtue Ethics24. Neil McArthur: Hume's Political PhilosophyPart IV Aesthetics, History, and Economics25. Paul Guyer: Hume, Kant and the Standard of Taste26. Peter Kivy: Hume's Taste and the Rationalist Critique27. Donald T. Siebert: Hume's History of England28. Tatsuya Sakamoto: Hume's Philosophical EconomicsReligion29. Michael Levine: Hume on Miracles: It's Part 2 that Matters30. Martin Bell: Hume and Proofs for the Existence of God31. Samuel Newlands: Hume on Evil32. Keith Yandell: Hume's Natural History of Religion33. Eugenio Lecaldana: Hume on SuicidePart V Hume and the Enlightenment34. Yoram Hazony and Eric Schliesser: Newton and Hume35. Ryan Patrick Hanley: Hume and Smith on Moral Philosophy36. Lorne Falkenstein: Hume and the Contemporary "Common Sense" Critique of HumePart VI After Hume37. Peter Kail: Hume and Nietzsche38. Jesse Prinz: Hume and Cognitive ScienceBibliography and Further ReadingIndex