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Title:
Hume's naturalism
Author:
Mounce, H. O.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 148 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780415191241

9780415191258
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Book

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Summary

Hume's Naturalism provides a clear and concise guide to the debates over whether Hume's empiricism or his 'naturalism' in the tradition of the Scottish 'Common Sense' school of philosophy gained his upper hand. This debate is central to any understanding of Hume's thought. H.O. Mounce presents a beautifully clear guide to Hume's most important works, The Treatise on Human Nature and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Accessible to anyone coming to Hume for the first time, Hume's Naturalism affords a much needed overview of the key concepts of empiricism, causation, scepticism, reason and morality that are essential to any understanding of Hume's philosophy.


Author Notes

H.O.Mounce is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea. His most recent book, the Two Pragmatisms, is also published by Routledge.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Aims and Methods in the Treatisep. 15
3 Empiricist Assumptionsp. 24
4 Causationp. 32
5 Scepticismp. 49
6 The Passionsp. 62
7 Reason and Moralityp. 77
8 Reason and Theologyp. 99
9 Conclusionp. 131
Notesp. 133
Bibliographyp. 140
Indexp. 143

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