The Oxford Handbook of Hume

ISBN : 9780199742844

Paul Russell
832 ページ
180 x 250 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) is widely regarded as the greatest and most significant English-speaking philosopher and often seen as having had the most influence on the way philosophy is practiced today in the West. His reputation is based not only on the quality of his philosophical thought but also on the breadth and scope of his writings, which ranged over metaphysics, epistemology, morals, politics, religion, and aesthetics. The Handbook's 38 newly commissioned chapters are divided into six parts: Central Themes; Metaphysics and Epistemology; Passion, Morality and Politics; Aesthetics, History, and Economics; Religion; Hume and the Enlightenment; and After Hume. The volume also features an introduction from editor Paul Russell and a chapter on Hume's biography.


Introduction & Acknowledgements
Abbreviations References to Hume's Writings
List of Contributors
1. Hume's Life and Works - James Harris

Part I Central Themes
2. Naturalism and Skepticism in the Philosophy of Hume - Barry Stroud
3. Reason, Normativity and Hume's "Title Principle" - Don Garrett
4. Reflexivity and Sentiment in Hume's Philosophy - Annette Baier
5. Hume's Skeptical Realism - John Wright
6. Hume's Chief Argument - Peter Millican
7. Hume's Philosophy of Irreligion and the Myth of British Empiricism - Paul Russell

Part II Metaphysics and Epistemology
8. Hume's Theory of Ideas - Wayne Waxman
9. Hume and the Molyneux Problem - Henry E. Allison
10. Hume on Space and Time - Donald L. M. Baxter
11. Hume's Skeptical Logic of Induction - Kenneth P. Winkler
12. Hume and the Problem of Causation - Helen Beebee
13. Hume on the External World - Georges Dicker
14. Hume on Personal Identity - Galen Strawson

Part III Passion, Morality and Politics
15. Hume on Pride and the Other Indirect Passions - Jacqueline Taylor
16. The Nature and Functions of Sympathy in Hume's Philosophy - Rico Vitz
17. Reason, Belief, and the Passions - David Owen
18. Hume on Practical Reason: Against the Normative Authority of Reason - Karl Schafer
19. Hume, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility - Tony Pitson
20. Hume on Is and Ought: Logic, Promises, and the Duke of Wellington- Charles Pigden
21. Hume, Morality, and Skepticism - Simon Blackburn
22. Hume on the Artificial Virtues - Geoffrey Sayre-McCord
23. Hume and Virtue Ethics - Christine Swanton
24. Hume's Political Philosophy - Neil McArthur

Part IV Aesthetics, History, and Economics
25. Hume, Kant and the Standard of Taste - Paul Guyer
26. Hume's Taste and the Rationalist Critique - Peter Kivy
27. Hume's History of England - Donald T. Siebert
28. Hume's Philosophical Economics - Tatsuya Sakamoto
29. Hume on Miracles: It's Part 2 that Matters - Michael Levine
30. Hume and Proofs for the Existence of God - Martin Bell
31.Hume on Evil - Samuel Newlands
32. Hume's Natural History of Religion - Keith Yandell
33. Hume on Suicide - Eugenio Lecaldano

Part V Hume and the Enlightenment
34. Newton and Hume- Yoram Hazony & Eric Schliesser
35. Hume and Smith on Moral Philosophy - Ryan Patrick Hanley
36. Hume and the Contemporary "Common Sense" Critique of Hume - Lorne Falkenstein

Part VI After Hume
37. Hume and Nietzsche - Peter Kail
38. Hume and Cognitive Science - Jesse Prinz
Bibliography and Further Reading


Paul Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and the University of Gothenburg, where he is also Director of the Gothenburg Responsibility Project. His previous publications include The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (OUP, 2008) and Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility (OUP, 1995).