David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy 83 (3):311-332 (2008)
Traditionally Hume is seen as offering an 'empiricist' critique of 'rationalism'. This view is often illustrated -- or rejected -- by comparing Hume's views with those of Descartes'. However the textual evidence shows that Hume's most sustained engagement with a canonical 'rationalist' is with Nicolas Malebranche. The author shows that the fundamental differences (among the many similarities) between the two on the self and causal power do indeed rest on a principled distinction between 'rationalism' and 'empiricism', and that there is some truth in the traditional story. This, however, is very far from saying that Hume's general orientation is an attack on something called 'rationalism'
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Carll Whitman Doxsee (1916). Hume's Relation to Malebranche. Philosophical Review 25 (5):692-710.
Steven M. Nadler (1992). Malebranche and Ideas. Oxford University Press.
Andrew Pessin (2000). Malebranche's Natural Theodicy and the Incompleteness of God's Volitions. Religious Studies 36 (1):47-63.
Jacqueline Taylor (2011). Gilding and Staining and the Significance of Our Moral Sentiments. Hume Studies 36 (1):89-95.
J. B. Schneewind (2000). Hume and the Religious Significance of Moral Rationalism. Hume Studies 26 (2):211-223.
Peter Thielke (2008). Apostate Rationalism and Maimon's Hume. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 591-618.
Andrew Pyle (2003). Malebranche. Routledge.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads62 ( #55,012 of 1,726,122 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,122 )
How can I increase my downloads?