David Hume

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Assistant editor: Bridger Ehli (Yale University)
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Summary David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish thinker who made substantial contributions to the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, religion, mind, aesthetics, morals, politics, history and economics. He is traditionally classified as one of the three most important British empiricists along with John Locke (1632-1704) and George Berkeley (1685-1753).  
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Hume’s major philosophical works include A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740), An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751) and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779). Oxford has recent scholarly editions of the Treatise (Norton & Norton 2007), the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Beauchamp 2000), and the Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (Beauchamp 2006). Editions of the Dialogues include Coleman 2007, Gaskin 1998/2009 and Kemp Smith 1935. Hume also wrote numerous essays on a variety of topics collected together in Essays, Moral, Political and Literary (Beauchamp & Box 2022, Miller 1987) and a six-volume History of England (1754-1761) (Todd 1983).

Introductions There are many introductions and anthologies on Hume’s works. Select introductory works include Blackburn 2008, Brown & Morris 2012, Garrett 2015 and Wright 2009. For more comprehensive anthologies see Ainslie & Butler 2014, Bailey & O'Brien 2012, Coventry & Sager 2019, Norton & Taylor 2006, Radcliffe 2008, Russell 2016 and Traiger 2006. Excellent encyclopedia articles can be found online at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The standard biography of Hume is Mossner 1954. A more recent intellectual biography is Harris 2015
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  1. Xiumo zheng zhi zhe xue xin lun =.Weibin Li - 2013 - Beijing: Zhongguo she hui ke xue chu ban she.
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  2. Naẓarīyat al-iʻtiqād fī falsafat Hyūm: ususuhā wa-abʻāduhā.Bin ʻAlī & Tājah Būḥijjah - 2016 - Tūnis: Manshūrāt Majmaʻ al-Aṭrash lil-Kitāb al-Mukhtaṣṣ.
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  3. La ragione schiava delle passioni: Hume, Sade e un altro illuminista radicale.Natale Sansone - 2017 - Milano: Mimesis.
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  4. Gott der Ordnung: Darstellung und Kritik der Religionsphilosophie David Humes.Steffen Kudella - 2017 - Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
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  5. David Hume.James N. Anderson - 2019 - Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing.
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  6. Sullo scetticismo di Hume.Antonio Pizzuto - 2020 - Palermo: Palermo University Press.
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  7. Sobre una posible influencia del Quijote en el pensamiento de Hume.Chávez Tortolero & Mario Edmundo - 2020 - Ciudad de México: Editorial Itaca.
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  8. Le soi: nouvelles perspectives humiennes.Alexandre Charrier & Claire Etchegaray (eds.) - 2020 - Paris: Hermann.
    "L'usage substantivé du mot 'soi' est intriguant. Le pronom tonique 'soi' ne pose pas de problème particulier dans les expressions comme 'prendre soin de soi', 'compter sur soi' ou 'être hors de soi'. Mais parler d'un 'soi', c'est aller au-delà de la réalité grammaticale et supposer une identité personnelle à travers la diversité des expériences. Or, l'idée de soi et la croyance en l'identité personnelle ont été mises en question par David Hume, dont les arguments résonnent toujours dans la philosophie (...)
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  9. Blackburn’s Wittgenstein: The Quasi-Realist.Ali Hossein Khani - forthcoming - In Ali Hossein Khani & Gary N. Kemp (eds.), Wittgenstein and Other Philosophers (Volume I). London: Routledge.
  10. David Hume, hoy.Carlos Mellizo Cuadrado - 1976 - Cuadernos Salmantinos de Filosofía 3:5-32.
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  11. A propósito de Lei de Hume.Danilo Vaz-Curado R. M. Costa - 2015 - Aufklärung 2 (1):189-196.
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  12. Hume y lo dado. Respuesta a la ponencia de Alejandro Rojas.Diego Nahuel González Fabiano - 2011 - Claridades. Revista de Filosofía 3 (1):60-64.
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  13. The problem of Hume.S. Lebedev - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Researchжурнал Философских Исследований 1 (4):2-2.
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  14. O równowadze handlu.David Hume - 2015 - Studia Z Historii Filozofii 6 (1):27-42.
    Przełożyła Dominika Kosiewicz-Wawrzonkowska.
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  15. O zawiści w handlu.David Hume - 2016 - Studia Z Historii Filozofii 6 (4):45-49.
    Translated and edited by Krzysztof Wawrzonkowski.
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  16. David Hume Düşüncesinde Ahlakın Zemini Olarak Benlik ve Kişisel Özdeşlik.Ahmet Uğurlu - 2014 - Journal of Turkish Studies 9 (Volume 9 Issue 11):547-547.
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  17. Non men che saper dubbiar m'aggrada. Mario Dal Pra e Giancarlo Carabelli lettori di Hume.Emanuele Ronchetti - 2016 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 71 (4):615-627.
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  18. David Hume: Die skeiding van feite en waardes?P. H. Coetzee - 1990 - In A. P. J. Roux (ed.), Roux, A.P.J. (red). Ses groot Westerse filosowe. Pretoria: Unisa Pers. pp. Pp.26-44..
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  19. La Filosofia dell' esperienza di Davide Hume.Galvano Della Volpe - 1934 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 41 (4):12-13.
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  20. L'erreur de Hume.Jean-Louis Gardies - 1990 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 44 (1):155-157.
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  21. Pra , Hume. [REVIEW]L. A. L. A. - 1953 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 143:275.
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  22. Hume.Mario dal Pra - 1953 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 143:275-275.
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  23. Hume.W. Knight - 1887 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 24:443-445.
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  24. Salmon, C. V., The central Problem of David Hume's Philosophy.Rudolf Metz - 1930 - Kant Studien 35:326.
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  25. David Hume, Many-Sided Genius.Kenneth R. Merrill, Robert W. Shahan & Jonathan Harrison - 1979 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 12 (4):277-280.
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  26. Sull'unità del pensiero di Hume.Mario Volpato - 1982 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 37 (2):197.
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  27. David Hume.B. M. Laing - 1933 - Philosophy 8 (30):220-225.
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  28. The Suasive Art of David Hume.M. A. Box - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (260):266-268.
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  29. David Hume: The Man and His Science of Man.F. H. Heinemann - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (63):326-327.
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  30. Hume y el fenomenismo moderno.Concepción Cogolludo Mansilla - 1976 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 11:169-171.
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  31. A Taste for Hume.Patricia de Martelaere - 1989 - Ratio 2 (2):122.
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  32. Hume's Intentions.D. G. C. Macnabb - 1954 - Philosophical Quarterly 4 (14):89-90.
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  33. David Hume: neuere Bücher, Vorträge, Aufsätze.Reinhard Brandt - 1979 - Philosophische Rundschau 26:187.
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  34. El descubrimiento del yo según David Hume.María Elósegui - 1993 - Anuario Filosófico 26 (2):303-326.
    This paper deals with Hume's criticism to Cartesian self and his account of a social self discovered through emotions, pride and sympathy. It wants to give possible solutions to Hume's contradictions on personal identity.
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  35. L'orientation de la pensee philosophique de David Hume.L. Levy-Bruhl - 1910 - Philosophical Review 19:230.
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  36. Hume.Mario Dal Pra - 1949 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 11 (3):519-520.
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  37. David Hume: Leben und Philosophie.Rudolf Metz - 1930 - Mind 39 (154):226-230.
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  38. David Hume: Philosopher of Moral Science.Antony Flew - 1988 - Mind 97 (386):295-299.
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  39. Hume's Intentions.G. Watts Cunningham - 1954 - Ethics 64 (4):315-316.
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  40. David Hume.Peter Fosl - 1999 - The Philosophers' Magazine 5:31-31.
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  41. You Hume it, I’ll play it..John Mizzioni - 2004 - The Philosophers' Magazine 28:20-22.
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  42. Hume. [REVIEW]Hartmut Kliemt - 1982 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 15:228-232.
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  43. Sistema e ricerca in David Hume. [REVIEW]Reinhard Brandt - 1972 - Studi Internazionali Di Filosofia 4:223-225.
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  44. Natural-Agency Theory as an Alternative to Hume: A Reply to Andrew Ward.Martin Gerwin - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):3-12.
    RésuméMartin Gerwin répond ici aux critiques adressées par Andrew Ward à son article de 1987 « Causality and Agency: A Refutation of Hume». Contre la position de Hume sur l'origine de notre idée de connexion causale, Gerwin défend une théorie actantielle; il est de ceux pour qui le processus d'acquisition des concepts causaux dépend de manière cruciale de notre expérience d'être agent et non seulement spectateur. Il soutient que le processus implique un usage de l'imagination créatrice pour l'invention des concepts (...)
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  45. Thomas Aquinas, Saint and Private Investigator.Deborah J. Brown - 2002 - Dialogue 41 (3):461-480.
    RésuméL'énigme de Hume au sujet de la connaissance de soi repose sur l'idée qu'il n'y a pour l'esprit que deux modes d'accès épistémique à soi-même: le contact direct ou non inférentiel avec le soi, d'une part, et la connaissance indirecte, à base d'inférence, d'autre part. Hume rejette le premier de ces modes enpartant de ceci que nous n'avons dans l'introspection qu'une connaissance des expériences et jamais de la substance mentale, et il rejette le second comme incapable de contrer le scepticisme, (...)
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  46. Monteiro, Hume e… Adão.Luiz Dutra - 1997 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 1 (2):297-304.
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  47. Hume. [REVIEW]Gerald Hanratty - 1978 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 26:292-293.
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  48. Hume. [REVIEW]David O’Connor - 1978 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 26:293-296.
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  49. David Hume: Many-sided Genius. [REVIEW]Robert Toole - 1978 - International Studies in Philosophy 10:233-235.
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  50. The Vision of Hume.David Hume & Appelbaum - 2001
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