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    Naturalness and Artificiality in Humean Virtue Theory.Emily Kelahan - 2021 - Hume Studies 44 (2):249-276.
  2. Simple Ideas and Hume’s Missing Shade of Blue.Emily Kelahan - 2016 - Philosophia 44 (3):809-825.
    This paper provides support for the unorthodox view that Hume’s simple ideas are most fruitfully understood as theoretical posits by showing that adopting this interpretation solves a lingering interpretive difficulty, the missing shade of blue. The missing shade of blue is thought to pose a serious challenge to the legitimacy of Hume’s copy principle. Thinking of Humean simple ideas as theoretical posits reveals a dialectical mismatch between Hume and his envisioned reader that, once understood, makes it clear that the case (...)
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    Hume's Science of Human Nature: Scientific Realism, Reason, and Substantial Explanation by David Landy.Emily Kelahan - 2021 - Hume Studies 44 (1):109-112.
    As the title suggests, David Landy’s Hume’s Science of Human Nature: Scientific Realism, Reason, and Substantial Explanation defends a staunchly realist interpretation of Hume on scientific explanation. Landy’s forward-looking view sees Hume’s methodology in the Treatise as anticipating developments much later in history. He gives Hume a Sellarsian update, making his philosophy of science more impactful and contemporary than previously thought. The motivation for his view is twofold. First, he wants to respond to the long line of Hume critics who (...)
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    The Will to Reason: Theodicy and Freedom in Descartes, by C. P. Ragland.Emily Kelahan - 2017 - Faith and Philosophy 34 (4):505-509.
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  5. Why utility pleases" : a surprising source of discord.Emily Kelahan - 2021 - In Esther Engels Kroeker & Willem Lemmens (eds.), Hume's an Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals : A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
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    David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds. By Anik Waldow. [REVIEW]Emily Kelahan - 2012 - Hume Studies 38 (1):123-126.