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Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work is a narrative study of the interactions between Hume's naturalism and his skepticism as they unfold in the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. More ... More


Problems from Locke

J. L. Mackie

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198750369
eISBN:
9780191597947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198750366.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this book, Mackie critically examines various philosophical problems raised in John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Mackie carefully considers Locke's treatment of these problems, ... More


Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Stephen Buckle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book studies David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human ... More


Clearing the Ground

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is out of step with some well-established verities in the interpretation of David Hume's philosophy. The preference is misguided in at least two respects. In the first place, it reflects ... More


Circumstances and Aim

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

From its opening section, the first Enquiry signals that it has a polemical purpose. It is not merely a polemic, of course, but identifying the work's apparent and real targets assists in bringing ... More


Experimentalism and Scepticism

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

To cast David Hume as a player in the major drama of the new philosophy against the old may appear to make him Newtonian to a degree no longer seriously defensible. To qualify this view by adding ... More


Of the different Species of Philosophy

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The opening section of the first Enquiry has two main tasks. The first is pre-emptive damage control, the second is to signal the work's critical purpose. The damage control is the task of ... More


Francis Hutcheson

Stephen Buckle

in Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240945
eISBN:
9780191680304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Locke bequeathed to his successors a complex inheritance. The Two Treatises hinged on the inalienability of the property in one's person. Not only did this rule out the more explicit forms of ... More


Of Miracles

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This section has suffered from its own success. In the first place, it has been so frequently anthologised in collections of readings in the philosophy of religion that it is most frequently read out ... More


Corrupting the Fountains of Knowledge

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke discusses the complex admixture of delight, instruction, and persuasion that is absolutely consistent with the three tasks of the orator ... More


Natality and Empiricism

Timothy M. Harrison

in Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226725093
eISBN:
9780226725260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226725260.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The final chapter maps out the consolidation of the English word consciousness in the work of Ralph Cudworth before examining how John Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding revised René ... More


Linguistic Turns: Leibniz, Tooke, and Coleridge

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke makes a stand on the relationship between words and ideas that some commentators deem ambivalent. In particular, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz ... More


‘A Defect in the Mind’: Cognitive Ableism in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

D. Christopher Gabbard

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

While John Locke’s impact on Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, an eighteenth-century satire, is a well-worn topic of scholarly discussion, Gulliver as the butt of a satire concerning an important ... More


John Locke and the Education of the Mind

in Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226116396
eISBN:
9780226116419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the works and views of John Locke related to the education of the mind. It analyzes his Essay concerning Human Understanding and his thoughts about limits of reason, useful ... More


Conclusion: A Dirty Word

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Regulation of error's ambiguity is tied to narratives of risk and promise, including a reliable history of language and thought, a coherent model of subject-formation, and a rigorous critical ... More


The Origin of Locke’s Essay

Victor Nuovo

in John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198800552
eISBN:
9780191840449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800552.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

According to Locke’s recollection, supplemented by his friend James Tyrrell, the idea that grew into An Essay concerning Human Understanding occurred to him on a winter’s evening in 1671. He and some ... More


Love and Death

Joseph Rouse

in Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035248
eISBN:
9780262335850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This paper explicates and connects two of Haugeland’s most controversial philosophical claims: his puzzling claim that the characteristic form of intentionality and human understanding is love, and ... More


Introduction

Philippe Hamou and Martine Pécharman

in Locke and Cartesian Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198815037
eISBN:
9780191852855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815037.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter pleads for a reassessment of Locke’s complex attitude to Descartes. It argues that the anti-Cartesian agenda of the Essay is better understood when Locke’s intellectual debt ... More


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