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The Resource David Hume's humanity : the philosophy of common life and its limits, Scott Yenor

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

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David Hume's humanity : the philosophy of common life and its limits
Title
David Hume's humanity
Title remainder
the philosophy of common life and its limits
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Scott Yenor
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eng
Summary
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 in the modern commercial republic, of which England is the leading example. Hume's defense of both common life philosophy and humanity are, however, flawed by his secretly dogmatic assumptions about the nature of history and his Enlightened approach to religious teachings and psychology. This study makes the case for Hume's manner of grounding philosophy in common life is essential to any reinvigoration of the humanities. It ultimately holds that Hume's practice of that philosophy is seriously flawed, but that a more philosophic philosophy of common life is available.<
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1970-
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Yenor, Scott
Dewey number
192
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Recovering political philosophy
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  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Virtues
  • Skepticism
  • Political science
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David Hume's humanity : the philosophy of common life and its limits, Scott Yenor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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ocn946357867
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1 online resource
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online
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9781137539595
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(OCoLC)946357867
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David Hume's humanity : the philosophy of common life and its limits, Scott Yenor
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn946357867
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137539595
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946357867

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