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A Companion to Hume

Edited by: Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
eISBN: 9781405114554
Print publication date: 2008


Subject Philosophy

People Hume, David

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405114554.2008.x

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A Companion to Hume

David Hume's revolutionary philosophies took an empirical approach to the study of human nature. Controversial in his time, he was accused of everything from atheism to moral corruption; he has since been recognized as one of the foremost thinkers of the late modern period, influencing the thought of nearly every philosopher in his wake. The arguments presented in his writings have survived three centuries of varying perspectives, and have had a lasting influence on the philosophy of mind, knowledge, religion, action, morality, economics, and politics.

A Companion to Hume is the ideal resource for the study of one of history's most remarkable thinkers, demonstrating the range of Hume's work and illuminating the ongoing debates that they have generated. Comprised of twenty-nine expertly commissioned essays addressing such expansive topics of knowledge, passion, morality, religion, economics, and politics, this collection examines the paradoxes of Hume's thought and his legacy, covering the methods, themes, and consequences of his contributions to philosophy.

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Radcliffe, Elizabeth S. A Companion to Hume. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Blackwell Reference Online. 27 February 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405114554_9781405114554>



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