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Hume: A Very Short Introduction (New Edition) [#033]
Hume: A Very Short Introduction (New Edition) [#033]

Hume: A Very Short Introduction (New Edition) [#033]

著者: 
James A. Harris
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デイヴィッド・ヒューム(1711-76年)はイギリス経験論を完成させた偉大な哲学者です。啓蒙時代に既に偏狭さ、派閥主義、帝国主義が平和と進歩にとって脅威であることを見抜いていたヒュームの思想は不安定で先の見通せない現代を生きる私たちにも強く響きます。本書はヒュームが取り組んだ「人間の本性」「道徳」「政治」「宗教」のテーマに等しく目を向け、その生涯や歴史的文脈、そして思想の主意をバランスよく概説します。
   

  • Offers a clear account of the contributions to philosophy made by a key thinker in the field
  • Covers Hume's main interests of human nature, morality, politics, and religion, and explores the philosophical questions that remain at the heart of the subject today
  • Written by one of the world's leading experts in the field
  • Weaves together biography, the historical context, and exposition of Hume's arguments

  
David Hume, philosopher, historian, economist, librarian, and essayist, was one of the great figures of the European Enlightenment. Unlike some of his famous contemporaries, however, he was not dogmatically committed to idealised conceptions of reason, liberty, and progress. Instead, Hume was a sceptic whose arguments questioned the reach and authority of human rationality, and who put the rivalrous passions of commercial life at the centre of his theory of human nature. He believed that the modern world was in many ways superior to the ancient world, but was acutely conscious of the threats to peace and progress posed by bigotry, factionalism, and imperialism. Today Hume's works continue to speak to us powerfully in an age of instability and uncertainty.
   
This Very Short Introduction presents a balanced account of Hume's thought, giving equal attention to his work on human nature, morality, politics, and religion. Weaving together biography, the historical context, and a thoughtful exposition of Hume's arguments, James A. Harris offers a compelling picture of a thinker who had no disciples and formed no school, but whom no one in his own time was able to ignore, and who has since become central to modern philosophy's understanding of itself.

目次: 

Introduction
1:Human nature
2:Morality
3:Politics
4:Religion
Postscript
References
Further reading

著者について: 

James A. Harris is Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where he has taught since 2004. He is the author of the acclaimed Hume: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and of many articles and book chapters on aspects of Hume's thought. He has also written widely on British philosophy in the eighteenth century, and has edited texts by Reid (with Knud Haakonnsen), Kames, Beattie, and Abraham Tucker. He was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2012-13, and in 2018 gave the Benedict Lectures in the History of Political Philosophy at Boston University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

"Harris' book provides a compelling picture of the shape and significance of Hume's contribution to philosophy." - Jennifer Smalligan Marušić, British Journal for the History of Philosophy
  

"Hume's most important arguments are explained in clear and lucid prose and Harris' own interpretations are presented in a careful and convincing manner" - Moritz Baumstark, Hume Studies

商品情報

ISBN : 9780198849780

著者: 
James A. Harris
ページ
144 ページ
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Paperback
サイズ
111 x 174 mm
刊行日
2021年09月
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Hume: A Very Short Introduction (New Edition) [#033]

Hume: A Very Short Introduction (New Edition) [#033]

Hume: A Very Short Introduction (New Edition) [#033]