The Riddle of Hume's Treatise :Skepticism, naturalism, and irreligion [Book Review]

Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (3):401-402 (2010)
Paul Russell begins his book by rightly noting, "almost all commentators over the past two and a half centuries have agreed that Hume's intentions in the Treatise should be interpreted in terms of two general themes: skepticism and naturalism" (vii). The skeptical reading interprets Hume's principal aim as showing that "our 'common sense beliefs' (e.g. belief in causality, independent existence of bodies, in the self, etc.) lack any foundation in reason" (4). The naturalist reading interprets Hume's aims according to the "science of man," derived from experience and observation. As described in the Introduction to the Treatise, this science is meant to explain the "principles of human nature" and thereby put the ..
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