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David Hume's humanity : the philosophy of common life and its limits

Author: Scott Yenor
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: Recovering political philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scott Yenor argues that David Hume's reputation as a skeptic is greatly exaggerated. In David Hume's Humanity, Yenor shows how Hume's skepticism is a moment leading Hume to defend a philosophy that is grounded in the inescapable assumptions of common life. Humane virtues reflect the proper reaction to the complex mixture of human faculties that define the human condition. These gentle virtues best find their home
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Yenor
ISBN: 9781137539588 1137539585
OCLC Number: 925783735
Description: xiv, 246 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: David Hume's Philosophy of Common Life --
"Nothing but Sophistry and Illusion" : Metaphysical Speculation Before Hume --
Active Sovereignty in Natural and Moral Philosophy --
"Mitigated Scepticism" and Our "Mixed Kind of Life" : The Philosophic Modesty of Hume's Science of Common Life --
The Liberal Imagination and the Problem of Abstract Speculative Principles in Politics --
Humanity and Commerce --
Religious Revolution and England's Humane Political Constitution --
Religious Belief and Hume's Philosophy of Common Life --
Humanity and Theology in Hume's Religious Dialogues --
Toward a More Philosophical Philosophy of Common Life.
Series Title: Recovering political philosophy.
Responsibility: Scott Yenor.

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