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The Bloomsbury Companion to Hume


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List of Contributors Abbreviations for Works Written by Hume Preface David Hume - A Timeline Introduction 1. Hume's Life, Intellectual Context and Reception Emilio Mazza 2. Hume's Empiricist Inner Epistemology: A Reassessment of the Copy Principle Tom Seppalainen and Angela Coventry 3. Hume's 'Scepticism' About Induction Peter Millican 4. The Psychology and Epistemology of Hume's Account of Probable Reasoning Lorne Falkenstein 5. Causation and Necessary Connection Alan Bailey 6. Hume on Scepticism and the Moral Sciences Helen Beebee 7. The Self and Personal Identity Harold Noonan 8. 'All My Hopes Vanish': Hume on the Mind Galen Strawson 9. Action, Reason and the Passions Constantine Sandis 10. Free Will James A. Harris 11. Hume on Miracles Duncan Pritchard and Alasdair Richmond 12. David Hume and the Argument to Design Andrew Pyle 13. Psychological Explanations of Religious Belief David O'Connor 14. Hume's Sentimentalist Account of Moral Judgement Julia Driver 15. Hume and the Virtues Dan O'Brien 16. Hume's Human Nature Russell Hardin 17. Hume and Feminism Livia Guimaraes 18. Hume on Economic Well-Being Margaret Schabas 19. 'Of the Standard of Taste': Decisions, Rules and Critical Argument Mark W. Rowe 20. Hume on History Timothy M. Costelloe 21. Hume's Legacy and the Idea of British Empiricism Paul Russell Bibliography Index

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With chapters written by internationally renowned experts in their field, this is an authoritative reference guide to the work, thought and influence of David Hume.

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Alan Bailey is a Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wolverhampton and has taught in the Philosophy departments at Keele University and the University of Birmingham, UK. Dan O'Brien is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK.

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