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By Elizabeth S. Radcliffe

Made out of twenty-nine especially commissioned essays, A significant other to Hume examines the intensity of the philosophies and effect of 1 of history's so much outstanding thinkers.

  • Demonstrates the diversity of Hume's paintings and illuminates the continuing debates that it has generated
  • Organized through topic, with introductions to every part to orient the reader
  • Explores subject matters akin to wisdom, ardour, morality, faith, economics, and politics
  • Examines the paradoxes of Hume's inspiration and his legacy, overlaying the equipment, topics, and effects of his contributions to philosophy

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For Hobbes this had been a datum, because, although he denied the ancient and established view that Reason should rule in the soul, he accepted its most influential (Stoic) account of the material part of our nature as aimed only at self-preservation. So he accepted, as did almost everyone, that materialism and egoism were natural bedfellows – but he also accepted that they were both true. For Hume, however, a new interpretation of materialism was suggested by Newton’s physics. Since the physical world followed laws of motion based on principles of inertia and gravitation, why could not the mental world be construed in a similar spirit?

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