David Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding are amongst the most widely-studies texts on philosophy. Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction presents in a clear, concise and accessible manner the key themes of these texts. Georges Dicker clarifies Hume's views on meaning, knowledge, causality, and sense perception step by step and provides us with a sharp picture of how philosophical thinking has been influenced by Hume. Accessible to anyone coming to Hume for the first time, Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics is an indispensible guide to Hume's philosophical thinking.
Table of Contents
Note on the References and Abbreviations
1. Hume's Theory of Meaning and its Implications,
r ume's Theory of Knowledge (I): 'Hume's Fork,'
3. Hume's Theory of Knowledge (II): Causal Reasoning and Induction,
4. Hume's Theory of Causality
3. Hume's Analysis of Causation
4. The Regularity Theory: Some Objections and Replies
5. Hume's Critique of the Causal Principle
6. The Belief in the Existence of Body