David Hume: Platonic Philosopher, Continental Ancestor (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

David Hume: Platonic Philosopher, Continental Ancestor (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Bernard Freydberg


An unique, rigorous, and bold reappraisal and recategorization of David Hume. within the first ebook of its type, Bernard Freydberg locations David Hume firmly within the culture of the Platonic dialogues, and regards him as a formal ancestor of up to date continental philosophy. even if Hume is basically limited to his ancient context inside of British Empiricism, his skepticism resonates with the Socratic lack of knowledge expressed via Plato, and his account of expertise issues towards very modern matters in continental suggestion. via shut readings of An Enquiry about the Human figuring out, An Enquiry about the rules of Morals, and the essay “On the normal of Taste,” Freydberg strains a philosophy of mind's eye that may set the level for wider attention of Hume inside of continental idea. Bernard Freydberg is student in place of abode at Duquesne collage. he's the writer of a number of books, together with Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, emblems, and Eros and Schelling’s Dialogical Freedom Essay: Provocative Philosophy Then and Now, additionally released by means of SUNY Press

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