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Impressions of Hume

Marina Frasca-Spada and P. J. E. Kail


Hume has made different impressions on the different areas of investigation represented in this book. Thus, his writings can be taken as transparent vehicles for philosophical intuitions, problems, and arguments that are still at the centre of philosophical reflection today. On the other hand, there are readings that try to locate Hume's views against the background of concerns, debates, and discussions of his own time. Also, Hume's texts may be read as highly sophisticated literary-cum-philosophical creations: in such cases, the reader's attention tends to be directed at issues of genre and p ... More

Keywords: Hume, intellectual history, history of philosophy, literary history, Hume's biography, cause and effect, belief, Malebranche, religion, rules

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Frasca-Spada, editor
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
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P. J. E. Kail, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
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