Hume : a very short introduction

A.J. Ayer

Hume is one of the greatest of all British philosophers, and even in his own lifetime was celebrated as one of the pivotal figures of the Enlightenment. A central theme of his philosophy is the conviction that questions traditionally thought of as completely independent of the scientific realmDSquestions about the mind, about morality, and about God, for exampleDSare actually best explained using the experimental methods characteristic of the natural sciences. Hume's 'naturalist' approach to a wide variety of philosophical topics resulted in highly original theories about perception, self-identity, causation, morality, politics, and religion, all of which are discussed in this stimulating introduction by A J Ayer, himself one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. Ayer also gives an account of Hume's fascinating life and character, and includes generous quotations from Hume's lucid and often witty writings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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[目次]

  • PREFACE
  • 1. LIFE AND CHARACTER
  • 2. AIMS AND METHODS
  • 3. BODIES AND SELVES
  • 4. CAUSE AND EFFECT
  • 5. MORALS, POLITICS AND RELIGION
  • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
  • INDEX.

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書名 Hume : a very short introduction
著作者等 Ayer, A. J.
Ayer A. J.
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 125 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780192854063
NCID BA54339288
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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