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Hume and the Enlightenment

ISBN 9781138664401
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

While Hume remains one of the most central figures in modern philosophy his place within Enlightenment thinking is much less clearly defined. Taking recent work on Hume as a starting point, this volume of original essays aims to re-examine and clarify Hume's influence on the thought and values of the Enlightenment.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hume and His Intellectual Legacy, Craig Taylor, Stephen Buckle; Chapter 1 Hume and the Enlightenment, Stephen Buckle; Chapter 2 Will the Real Enlightenment Historian Please Stand Up? Catharine Macaulay Versus David Hume, Karen Green; Chapter 3 Philosophy, Historiography and the Enlightenment: A Response to Green, Stephen Buckle; Chapter 4 Hume’s Enlightenment Aesthetics and Philosophy of Mathematics, Dale Jacquette; Chapter 5 Part 9 of Hume’s Dialogues and ‘the Accurate Philosophical Turn of Cleanthes’, Stanley Tweyman; Chapter 6 ‘Strange Lengths’: Hume and Satire in the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Robert Phiddian; Chapter 7 A Modern Malignant Demon? Hume’s Scepticism with Regard to Reason (Partly) Vindicated, George Couvalis; Chapter 8 Hume on Sympathy and Cruelty, Craig Taylor; Chapter 9 Hume’s Natural History of Justice, Mark Collier; Chapter 10 Hume and Rawls on the Stability of a Society’s System of Justice, Ian Hunt; Chapter 11 Can Hume’s Impressions of Reflection Represent?, Anna Stoklosa; Chapter 12 Mechanism and Thought Formation: Hume’S Emancipatory Scepticism, Anik Waldow;

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Craig Taylor, Stephen Buckle