The Oxford Handbook of Hume

ISBN : 9780190095390

Paul Russell
832 ページ
156 x 234 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 Lund University, where he is also Director of the Lund | Gothenburg Responsibility Project. His previous publications include The Limits of Free Will (OUP 2017), 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).