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philosophy of David Hume

Norman Kemp Smith

philosophy of David Hume

a critical study of its origins and centraldoctrines

by Norman Kemp Smith

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Published by Macmillan, St.Martin"s Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hume, David, -- 1711-1776.

  • Edition Notes

    First ed. published 1941.

    Statementby Norman Kemp-Smith.
    SeriesPapermacs -- no.48
    The Physical Object
    Pagination568p.,22cm
    Number of Pages568
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19160663M

    David Hume This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy. The Hume Society is an international organization of scholars whose purpose is to stimulate scholarship on all aspects of the thought and writings of David Hume, the 18th-century Scottish philosopher, historian and essayist. Membership in the society is open to everyone interested in Hume and his philosophical and literary contemporaries.

    An original interpretation of Hume's philosophy as centered on the relationship between theory and practice. The author argues that Hume's Essays and History represent a humanist practical philosophy derived from the speculative philosophy of . David Hume is probably the greatest philosopher to write in English, and it is chiefly as a philosopher that he is read today. In his own time, however, he was more famous as an essayist, political theorist, historian, and man of letters than as a metaphysician and moralist.

    Looking for books by David Hume? See all books authored by David Hume, including An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, and The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer, and more on The prominence of the imagination in David Hume’s philosophy has been recognised by generations of readers. In this rich study, Timothy Costelloe gives us the most complete picture yet of Hume’s view of imagination – and its place in his philosophy.


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DON GARRETT is Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carlolina, Chapel Hill. He is the Co-Editor of the journal Hume Studies, and The Encyclopedia of Empiricism, author of Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza Cited by: David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism.

In light of Hume's central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in the history of Western philosophy, Bryan Magee judged him as a philosopher "widely regarded as the greatest who has ever written in the /5. Norman Kemp Smith's The Philosophy of David Hume has long been regarded as a classic study by scholars in the field - a ground-breaking book that has since been unsurpassed in its comprehensive coverage of the ideas and issues of Hume's Treatise.

This reissue brings this currently out-of-print andBrand: Palgrave Macmillan UK. The Philosophical Works of David Hume is the primary philosophical writings of the Scottish thinker and historian. The works consist of four volumes, you can download them here in full as scanned PDF e-books.

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A genuine understanding of Hume's extraordinarily rich, important, and influential moral philosophy requires familiarity with all of his writings on vice and virtue, the passions, the will, and even judgments of beauty--and that means familiarity not only with large portions of A Treatise of Human Nature, but also with An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals and /5(7).

Hume took a great interest in the traditional philosophical topic of ethics, the conundrum of how humans can be good. He argued that morality isn’t about having moral ideas, it’s about having been trained, from an early age, in the art of decency through the emotions.

Being good means getting into good habits of feeling. Hume conceived of philosophy as the inductive, experimental science of human nature. Taking the scientific method of the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton as his model and building on the epistemology of the English philosopher John Locke, Hume tried.

However, Hume is consistent in his theory that these traits are virtues because they fulfill his two requirements for moral sentiments: they must be useful to ourselves or others, or they must be pleasing to ourselves or others.

Furthermore, Hume rejects the concept of morality. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. I think this is more distinctively Hume’s contribution to Western, and particularly Anglo-American thought, the foundation of the empirical, pragmatic tradition. The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

David Hume: Moral Philosophy. Although David Hume () is commonly known for his philosophical skepticism, and empiricist theory of knowledge, he also made many important contributions to moral philosophy. Hume’s ethical thought grapples with questions about the relationship between morality and reason, the role of human emotion in thought and action.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy writes that Hume is "[g]enerally regarded as one of the most important philosophers to write in English." Family. His nephew and namesake, David Hume of Ninewells (–), was a co-founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Alma mater: University of Edinburgh.

The best books on David Hume 1 The Life of David Hume by Ernest Mossner. 2 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume. 3 Dialogues and Natural History of Religion by David Hume.

4 The Philosophy of David Hume by Norman Kemp-Smith. 5 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant. This work is primarily concerned with Hume's arguments concerning the respective roles of reason and passion in moral decisions.

Thus, the major part of the work deals with section I of Part I of Book III of the Treatise, where Hume argues that. David Hume, a british and empiricist philosopher, wrote essentially the following works: – Treatise of Human Nature () – Essays Concerning Human Understanding (() – Natural History of Religion () In summary, David Hume criticized the dogmatic rationalism of the seventeenth century and brought the principle of causality in the subjective opinion.

In philosophy Hume pressed the analysis of John Locke and George Berkeley to the logical extreme of skepticism for which he is famous. He could see no more reason for hypothesizing a substantial soul or mind than for accepting a substantial material world.

Moral Philosophy (Hackett Classics Series series) by David Hume. This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord is Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

—Bill Davis, Professor of Philosophy, Covenant College; former member, Hume Society “The skepticism of David Hume has frightened many who have sought to follow Christ. But James Anderson’s book shows that it is the followers of Hume who should be frightened. Anderson presents an account of Hume that is accurate and comprehensive, yet concise.

Hume's philosophy of morals has a number of important characteristics which it may be helpful to bear in mind before one reads the Enquiry itself.

One of these is the sharp distinction which is made between the fields of logic and ethics. Hume recast the moral philosophy of the Treatise's Book III in An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals ().

In both texts Hume clearly maintained that human agency and moral obligation are best considered as functions of human passions rather than as. Norman Kemp Smith's The Philosophy of David Hume has long been regarded as a classic study by scholars in the field - a ground-breaking book that has since been unsurpassed in its comprehensive coverage of the ideas and issues of Hume's Treatise.So Hume's book typifies the fundamental problem with the positivism it was to give rise to: it falls victim to it's own critique.

Comparing it to the mythical uroboros, the snake that swallows itself, 'the hardest part', Stove would say 'is always the last bite'.Summary Hume stresses that his theory of morals follows naturally from the philosophy he elaborates in the first two books. Hume attempts to distinguish between vice and virtue, arguing that such moral distinctions are in fact impressions rather than ideas.