Hume and the Human Imagination

Comparative and Continental Philosophy 5 (1):81-91 (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Bernard Freydberg’s recent work is a careful and compact study of David Hume’s signature texts: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding , An Enquiry Concerning Principles of Morals , and “Of the Standard of Taste” . Contrary to traditional epistemological readings that comfortably situate Hume as an empiricist naturalist, Freydberg argues that he is better understood as a profound thinker of imagination and Socratic ignorance. Hume’s figurative and Platonic argumentation varies in each text, but Freydberg makes a convincing case that his theoretical, moral, and aesthetic philosophies share a proto-phenomenological center in the artistry of human nature and perception

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,509

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Hume's Phenomenology of the Imagination.Timothy M. Costelloe - 2007 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 5 (1):31-45.
Hume's Quandary Concerning Personal Identity.Wayne Waxman - 1992 - Hume Studies 18 (2):233-253.
La science de la nature humaine de Hume : Un empirisme autorégulé.Éléonore Le Jallé - 2001 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 191 (2):213-230.
Hume's Theory of Imagination.G. Streminger - 1980 - Hume Studies 6 (2):91-118.
Imagining Minds.Nigel J. T. Thomas - 2003 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (11):79-84.
Quixotic Confusions and Hume's Imagination.M. Frasca-Spada - 2005 - In Marina Frasca-Spada & P. J. E. Kail (eds.), Impressions of Hume. Oxford University Press. pp. 162--186.
Hume’s Theory of Imagination.Jan Wilbanks - 1968 - The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.
Hume and the Metaphysics of Agency.Joshua M. Wood - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (1):87-112.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-01-21

Downloads
41 (#282,536)

6 months
3 (#210,496)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?