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Hume's Scepticism: Pyrrhonian and Academic

Peter S. Fosl

Abstract

David Hume (1711–76) is commonly acknowledged to be the most important philosopher of the English language, and scepticism is commonly understood to be central to Hume’s thought. What, however, counts as scepticism for Hume and how it informs his various works has remained a topic of enduring controversy. Hume’s Scepticism: Pyrrhonian and Academic answers the constellation of interpretive questions around which that controversy has orbited by presenting a comprehensive and detailed investigation of Hume’s scepticism that situates it in the intersecting sceptical traditions from which it sprang ... More

Keywords: Philonian Academic scepticism, Hume’s Scepticism, Pyrrhonian and Academic, Pyrrhonian Fourfold, Clitomachus of Carthage, Treatise, Enquiries, Essays, History, Dialogues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474451123
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451123.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter S. Fosl, author
Transylvania University