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Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Barry Stroud


This book explores central issues and ideas in the work of individual philosophers, ranging from Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, and Hume to Quine, Burge, McDowell, Goldman, Fogelin, and Sosa in our own day. Seven of the chapters focus on David Hume, and examine the sources and implications of his ‘naturalism’ and his ‘scepticism’. Three others deal with the legacy of that ‘naturalism’ in the 20th century. In each case the book moves beyond providing a description of historical contexts and developments, and confronts the philosophical issues as they present themselves to the philosophers in quest ... More

Keywords: Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, Hume, Quine, Burge, McDowell, Goldman, Fogelin, Sosa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Stroud, author
University of California, Berkeley
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