Norton and Taylor (Eds.) (2009)

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Norton, David and Taylor, Jacqueline. (Eds.). (2009) The Cambridge Companion to Hume, Second Edition. Cambridge University Press.

Title The Cambridge Companion to Hume, Second Edition
Resource Type collection
Author(s) David Norton, Jacqueline Taylor
Year 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 978-0521677349

Abstract

Each Cambridge Companion to a philosophical figure is made up of specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, providing students and nonspecialists with an introduction to a major philosopher. The series aims to dispel the intimidation that readers may feel when faced with the work of a challenging thinker. David Hume is now considered one of the most important philosophers of the Western world. Although best known for his contributions to the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, Hume also influenced developments in the philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics, political and economic theory, political and social history, and aesthetic theory. The fifteen essays in this volume address all aspects of Hume’s thought. The picture of him that emerges is that of a thinker who, though often critical to the point of skepticism, was nonetheless able to build on that skepticism a constructive, viable, and profoundly important view of the world. Also included in this volume are Hume’s two brief autobiographies and a bibliography suited to those beginning their study of Hume. This second edition of one of our most popular Companions includes six new essays and a new introduction; the remaining essays have all been revised and updated.

Articles in This Collection

Here are the articles from this collection listed in the bibliographic records:

  • Norton (2009): Norton, David. (2009) An Introduction to Hume's Thought. In Norton and Taylor (Eds.) (2009), 1-39.
  • Biro (2009): Biro, John. (2009) Hume's New Science of the Mind. In Norton and Taylor (Eds.) (2009), 40-69.
  • Owen (2009): Owen, David. (2009) Hume and the Mechanics of Mind. In Norton and Taylor (Eds.) (2009), 70-104.
  • Bell (2009): Bell, Martin. (2009) Hume on Causation. In Norton and Taylor (Eds.) (2009), 147-176.
  • McIntyre (2009): McIntyre, Jane. (2009) Hume and the Problem of Personal Identity. In Norton and Taylor (Eds.) (2009), 177-208.

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Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (2.5%), Paul Patton (97.5%)