The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) is widely regarded as the greatest and most significant English-speaking philosopher and often seen as having had the most influence on the way philosophy is practiced today in the West. His reputation is based not only on the quality of his philosophical thought but also on the breadth and scope of his writings, which ranged over metaphysics, epistemology, morals, politics, religion, and aesthetics.The Handbook's 38 newly commissioned chapters are divided into six parts: Central Themes; Metaphysics and Epistemology; Passion, Morality and Politics; Aesthetics, History, and Economics; Religion; Hume and the Enlightenment; and After Hume. The volume also features an introduction from editor Paul Russell and a chapter on Hume's biography.
Table of Contents
Introduction & AcknowledgementsAbbreviations References to Hume's WritingsList of Contributors1. Hume's Life and Works - James HarrisPart I Central Themes2. Naturalism and Skepticism in the Philosophy of Hume - Barry Stroud3. Reason, Normativity and Hume's "Title Principle" - Don Garrett4. Reflexivity and Sentiment in Hume's Philosophy - Annette Baier5. Hume's Skeptical Realism - John Wright6. Hume's Chief Argument - Peter Millican7. Hume's Philosophy of Irreligion and the Myth of British Empiricism - Paul RussellPart II Metaphysics and Epistemology8. Hume's Theory of Ideas - Wayne Waxman9. Hume and the Molyneux Problem - Henry E. Allison10. Hume on Space and Time - Donald L. M. Baxter11. Hume's Skeptical Logic of Induction - Kenneth P. Winkler12. Hume and the Problem of Causation - Helen Beebee13. Hume on the External World - Georges Dicker14. Hume on Personal Identity - Galen StrawsonPart III Passion, Morality and Politics15. Hume on Pride and the Other Indirect Passions - Jacqueline Taylor16. The Nature and Functions of Sympathy in Hume's Philosophy - Rico Vitz17. Reason, Belief, and the Passions - David Owen18. Hume on Practical Reason: Against the Normative Authority of Reason - Karl Schafer19. Hume, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility - Tony Pitson20. Hume on Is and Ought: Logic, Promises, and the Duke of Wellington- Charles Pigden21. Hume, Morality, and Skepticism - Simon Blackburn22. Hume on the Artificial Virtues - Geoffrey Sayre-McCord23. Hume and Virtue Ethics - Christine Swanton24. Hume's Political Philosophy - Neil McArthurPart IV Aesthetics, History, and Economics25. Hume, Kant and the Standard of Taste - Paul Guyer26. Hume's Taste and the Rationalist Critique - Peter Kivy27. Hume's History of England - Donald T. Siebert28. Hume's Philosophical Economics - Tatsuya SakamotoReligion29. Hume on Miracles: It's Part 2 that Matters - Michael Levine30. Hume and Proofs for the Existence of God - Martin Bell31.Hume on Evil - Samuel Newlands32. Hume's Natural History of Religion - Keith Yandell33. Hume on Suicide - Eugenio LecaldanoPart V Hume and the Enlightenment34. Newton and Hume- Yoram Hazony & Eric Schliesser35. Hume and Smith on Moral Philosophy - Ryan Patrick Hanley36. Hume and the Contemporary "Common Sense" Critique of Hume - Lorne FalkensteinPart VI After Hume37. Hume and Nietzsche - Peter Kail38. Hume and Cognitive Science - Jesse PrinzBibliography and Further ReadingIndex