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Constantin V. Boundas

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624799

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.001.0001

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Inconsistencies of Character: David Hume on Sympathy, Intensity and Artifice

Inconsistencies of Character: David Hume on Sympathy, Intensity and Artifice

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(p.85) Chapter 6 Inconsistencies of Character: David Hume on Sympathy, Intensity and Artifice
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Deleuze and Philosophy
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Davide Panagia

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624799.003.0006

This chapter analyses David Hume's views on sympathy, intensity and artifice. It considers Hume's theory of composition and comments on his autobiography My Own Life. It evaluates the descriptive thickness of Hume's prose that betrays a literary standard for philosophical reasoning by means of the poetics of political thinking. It also discusses Gilles Deleuze's commentaries on Hume's theories of sensation that made him declare that the logic of sense is inspired in its entirety by empiricism.

Keywords:   David Hume, sympathy, intensity, artifice, My Own Life, philosophical reasoning, political thinking, Gilles Deleuze, theories of sensation, logic of sense

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