1st Edition

The Foundation of Hume's Philosophy

ISBN 9781138343627
Published December 7, 2020 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1999, this volume endeavours to determine the coherence of David Hume’s philosophical system. That is, to show that Hume’ philosophy is founded upon nothing but his doctrine of belief, from which the entirety of Hume’s philosophy may ultimately be derived. Paul A. Mwaipaya demonstrates the coherence of Hume’s thoughts in order to show where it has been misunderstood and to dissolve confusing interpretations of Hume’s philosophy. This ultimate commonality is derived through examinations of Hume’s general theory of perception, Hume’s theory of knowledge and probability and Hume’s theory of passions and morality.

Table of Contents

1. The Foundation of Hume’s Philosophy. 2. Hume’s General Theory of Perception. 3. Hume’s Theory of Knowledge and Probability. 4. Hume’s Theory of Passions and Morality.

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Dr Paul Mwaipaya is currently teaching at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi, Central Africa. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, majoring in philosophy and psychology; a holder of the Danish Magisterkonferens Artium (Mag. Art.) degree from Aarhus University; and a Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, recipient of the doctorate degree with distinction. Following this Dr Mwaipaya was offered the prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship at Gottingen in Germany, working on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.