1st Edition

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hume on Knowledge

ISBN 9780415150477
Published October 1, 1999 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

David Hume was one of the most important British philosophers of the eighteenth century. The first part of his Treatise on Human Nature is a seminal work in philosophy. Hume on Knowledge introduces and assesses:
* Humes life and the background of the Treatise
* The ideas and text in the Treatise
* Humes continuing importance to philosophy


'A clear, comprehensive, and accurate account of Hume's epistemological positions' - International Philosophical Quarterly

The writing is exceptionally clear throughout, and I doubt very much that the average undergraduate will struggle to understand Noonan's exposition. This is of course precisely what one wants from an introduction such as this Noonan's discussion is judicious, pleasingly non-traditional and well illustrated, and I strongly encourage teachers to set it as essential reading. - Mind

David Hume would approve of this book As a guide to Hume on knowledge it will be invaluable to undergraduates, useful to graduate studies, and of serious interest to the professional philosopher. - Philosophical Books

Strikes just the right balance of solid authoritative introduction and fine philosophical discernment. Highly recommended for both beginners and specialists in the field. - The Philosopher's Magazine

Noonan's writing is admirably crisp and pellucid. TLS