Blackwell Guides to Great Works: The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

Editor/Author Traiger, Saul
Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $137.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4051-1508-7
Category: Philosophy
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Available
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This Guide provides students with the scholarly and interpretive tools they need to understand Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature and its influence on modern philosophy. A student guide to Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature. Focuses on recent developments in Hume scholarship. Covers topics such as the formulation, reception and scope of the Treatise, imagination and memory, the passions, moral sentiments, and the role of sympathy. All the chapters are newly written by Hume scholars. Each chapter guides the reader through a portion of the Treatise, explaining the central arguments and key contemporary interpretations of those arguments.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • References to the Treatise, Abstract, and Enquiries
  • Editor’s Introduction
  • Part I Formulation, Reception, and Scope of the Treatise
  • 1 The Treatise: Composition, Reception, and Response - John P. Wright
  • 2 Hume’s Other Writings - Wade L. Robison
  • Part II The Understanding
  • 3 Impressions and Ideas - Janet Broughton
  • 4 Space and Time - Lorne Falkenstein
  • 5 Belief, Probability, Normativity - William Edward Morris
  • 6 Causation - Abraham Sesshu Roth
  • 7 Identity, Continued Existence, and the External World - Donald L. M. Baxter
  • 8 Personal Identity and the Skeptical System of Philosophy - Corliss Gayda Swain
  • 9 Hume’s Conclusions in “Conclusion of this Book” - Don Garrett
  • Part III The Passions
  • 10 The Powers and Mechanisms of the Passions - Lilli Alanen
  • 11 Hume’s “New And Extraordinary” Account of the Passions - Jane L. McIntyre
  • 12 Liberty, Necessity, and the Will - Tony Pitson
  • Part IV Morals
  • 13 Reason, Passion, and the Influencing Motives of the Will - Mikael M. Karlsson
  • 14 Hume’s Artificial and Natural Virtues - Rachel Cohon
  • 15 Virtue and the Evaluation of Character - Jacqueline Taylor