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Summary David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish thinker who made substantial contributions to the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, religion, mind, aesthetics, morals, politics, history and economics. He is traditionally classified as one of the three most important British empiricists along with John Locke (1632-1704) and George Berkeley (1685-1753).  
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Hume’s major philosophical works include A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740), An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751) and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779). Oxford has recent scholarly editions of the Treatise (Norton & Norton 2007), the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Beauchamp 2006), and the Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (Beauchamp 2006). Editions of the Dialogues include Coleman 2007, Gaskin 1998/2009 and Kemp Smith 1935. Hume also wrote numerous essays on a variety of topics collected together in Essays, Moral, Political and Literary (Miller 1987) and a six-volume History of England (1754-1761) (Todd 1983).

Introductions There are many introductions and anthologies on Hume’s works. Select introductory works include Brown & Morris 2012, Wright 2009, Blackburn 2008 and Garrett 1997. For more comprehensive anthologies see Bailey & O'Brien 2012, Norton & Taylor 2006, Radcliffe 2008 and Russell 2016. Excellent encyclopedia articles can be found online at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.The standard biography of Hume is Mossner 1954. A more recent intellectual biography is Harris 2015
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  1. On Mary Shepherd's Essay Upon the Relation of Cause and Effect.Jessica Wilson - forthcoming - In Eric Schliesser (ed.), Neglected Classics of Philosophy, II. Oxford University Press.
    Mary Shepherd (1777–1847) was a fierce and brilliant critic of Berkeley and Hume, who moreover offered strikingly original positive views about the nature of reality and our access to it which deserve much more attention (and credit, since she anticipates many prominent views) than they have received thus far. By way of illustration, I focus on Shepherd's 1824 Essay Upon the Relation of Cause and Effect, Controverting the Doctrine of Mr. Hume, Concerning the Nature of that Relation (ERCE). After a (...)
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  2. David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society Ed. By Angela Coventry and Andrew Valls.Naohito Mori - 2021 - Hume Studies 43 (2):110-112.
    This is a fascinating collection of Hume's texts and essays by experts on Hume. It introduces students and general readers to a panorama of his moral and political philosophy in a readable and informative way. The collection consists of the following sections: Introduction by Andrew Valls, Index of Names, "Texts," and "Essays." The texts include the entirety of An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, and selected essays from "Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary." This is followed by four "interpretive essays" (...)
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  3. The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism by Douglas McDermid.Deborah Boyle - 2021 - Hume Studies 43 (2):107-109.
    This rich and interesting book tells the story of the development and ultimate disappearance over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of a central theme in Scottish philosophy: common sense realism. Taking Thomas Reid's version of common sense realism as the paradigmatic form, McDermid shows how Reid's views had their roots in Lord Kames's account of perceptual realism, how Dugald Stewart and Sir William Hamilton defended and modified Reid's view, and how James Ferrier systematically repudiated both Reid's appeal (...)
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  4. The Great Economist David Hume.Robert Sugden - forthcoming - Journal of Economic Methodology:1-4.
    2 February 2021 David Hume is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest philosophers of all time – the author of ground-breaking contributions to moral philosophy, political philosophy, philoso...
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  5. Review of Abraham Anderson's Kant, Hume, and the Interruption of Dogmatic Slumber. [REVIEW]Adam Andreotta - 2020 - Phenomenological Reviews.
  6. A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40).David Hume - 1978 - Oxford University Press.
  7. From Cicero to the Science of Man: From Moral Theology to Moral Philosophy: Cicero and Visions of Humanity From Locke to Hume, by Tim Stuart-Buttle, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, 288 Pp., £55 (Hardcover), ISBN-13: 9780198835585. [REVIEW]Paul Sagar - 2021 - History of European Ideas 47 (1):168-174.
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  8. Deleuze's Transcendental Empiricism Against Speculative Realism: How Deleuze's Hume Avoids the Challenge of Correlationism.Kyle Novak - 2020 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34 (3):297-308.
    In this article I argue that Gilles Deleuze's reading of David Hume in his early work Empiricism and Subjectivity avoids the central claim made by speculative realists that all post-Kantian philosophy suffers from what they call correlationism. My claim is not that Deleuze's reading of Hume produces a non-correlationist ontology, but that it leads him to a non-ontological constructivist philosophy. In Deleuze's terms, this produces a transcendental empiricism of "thinking with AND, instead of thinking IS, instead of thinking for IS."1I (...)
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  9. The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought by Dennis C. Rasmussen.Richard J. Fry - 2017 - Hume Studies 43 (1):146-148.
    In reading biographies or accounts of figures with which one agrees and sympathizes, there is a tendency that needs to be avoided, that is, of over -identifying with the figures in question and of too closely mapping one's own life and aspirations onto them.As such, there is some risk involved for a person like me in reading about the friendship between David Hume and Adam Smith. Dennis C. Rasmussen's excellent new volume, The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, (...)
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  10. David Landy. Hume’s Science of Human Nature: Scientific Realism, Reason, and Substantial Explanation. London: Routledge, 2018. Pp. Xi+266. £120.00 . ISBN 978-1-138-50313-7. [REVIEW]Tamás Demeter & Krisztián Pete - 2019 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 9 (2):415-419.
  11. Hume’s Principle: A Plea for Austerity.Kai Michael Büttner - forthcoming - Synthese:1-23.
    According to Hume’s principle, a sentence of the form ⌜The number of Fs = the number of Gs⌝ is true if and only if the Fs are bijectively correlatable to the Gs. Neo-Fregeans maintain that this principle provides an implicit definition of the notion of cardinal number that vindicates a platonist construal of such numerical equations. Based on a clarification of the explanatory status of Hume’s principle, I will provide an argument in favour of a nominalist construal of numerical equations. (...)
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  12. Introducción. ¿Por Qué Continúa Siendo Importante Leer a Hume?Gerardo López Sastre - 2018 - Araucaria 20 (40).
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  13. Hume sobre los milagros.Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte & Lidia Tienda Palop - 2018 - Araucaria 20 (40).
    La tesis sostenida por David Hume en su ensayo sobre los milagros, contenida en el capítulo X de su primera Investigación, ha sido objeto continuo de interés. Sus detractores han sostenido que el conjunto del argumento de Hume fracasa. Tras reconstruir los dos argumentos proporcionados por Hume -argumento a priori y argumento a posteriori- proponemos establecer una distinción entre milagrosn y milagros para concluir que el argumento de Hume justifica el escepticismo respecto a estos últimos. En definitiva, el argumento de (...)
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  14. A natureza da filosofia de Hume.Jaimir Conte - 2011 - In Jaimir Conte & Oscar Federico Bauchwitz (eds.), O que é metafisica. Natal, RN, Brasil: Editora da UFRN.
    Republicação do artigo " A natureza da filosofia de Hume", publicado in: Princípios: Revista de Filosofia (UFRN), v. 17, n. 28, p. 211-236, 27 maio 2011.
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  15. Hume's Enlightenment Tract.Stephen Buckle - 2004 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Hume's Enlightenment Tract is the first full book-length study for forty years of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human Nature. Stephen Buckle presents the Enquiry in a fresh light, and aims to raise it to its rightful position in Hume's work and in the history of philosophy. He argues that the Enquiry is not, as so often assumed, a mere (...)
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  16. Hume's 'Meek' Philosophy Among the Milanese. E. Mazza - 2005 - In Marina Frasca-Spada & P. J. E. Kail (eds.), Impressions of Hume. Clarendon Press.
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  17. Importancia Del Contexto Histórico En la Filosofía: El Caso de la Filosofía Moral de David Hume.Alejandro Ordieres - 2018 - Alpha (Osorno) 46:233-247.
    This article raises the need of a historical approach to philosophical texts taking as an example the case of the ethics proposal of David Hume. It shows the interest of Hume that wants to participate actively in the intellectual dialogue of his time and his intention to integrate the scientific method into the moral sciences and how his critique of reason must be understood in this light. To do this, it is quickly mention the intellectual atmosphere of the time and (...)
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  18. Kenneth Westphal, How Hume and Kant Reconstruct Natural Law: Justifying Strict Objectivity Without Debating Moral Realism Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 Pp. 208 ISBN 9780198747055 $65.00. [REVIEW]Frederick Rauscher - 2018 - Kantian Review 23 (3):491-496.
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  19. Introduction to Newton and Empiricism.Zvi Biener & Eric Schliesser - 2014 - In Zvi Biener & Eric Schliesser (eds.), Newton and Empiricism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-15.
    The introduction considers the state of scholarship on empiricism as a philosophical and historical category, particularly as it pertains to experimental philosophy. It concludes that empiricism properly understood is a rich category encompassing epistemic, semantic, methodological, experimental, and moral elements. Its richness makes it a suitable lens through which to account for actual historical complexity. The introduction relates the category to the work of Sir Isaac Newton, who influenced all of empiricism’s elements.
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  20. Il ruolo della ragione nella filosofia pratica di Hume. Questioni e problemi.Pierpalo Marrone - 1991 - Giornale di Metafisica 13 (2):299.
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  21. A Treatise of Human Nature.David Hume & A. D. Lindsay - 1958 - Philosophical Quarterly 8 (33):379-380.
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  22. Hume. [REVIEW]Douglas C. Long - 1982 - Noûs 16 (3):474-477.
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  23. Hume’s Reason. [REVIEW]Tom L. Beauchamp - 2003 - Philosophical Review 112 (4):572-575.
    Hume is widely regarded as an antirationalist and skeptic about reason. Yet he often appeals to reason. He also treats “understanding” and “reason” as virtually synonymous and ascribes seemingly cognitive functions to the imagination and the passions—functions that he elsewhere attributes to reason. What, then, is reason and how is it connected to reasoning in Hume's philosophy?
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  24. Natural-Agency Theory as an Alternative to Hume: A Reply to Andrew Ward.Martin Gerwin - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):3-12.
    Ward concludes that either the natural-agency account is not a genuine alternative to Hume, because it tacitly accepts or presupposes what Hume said, or, if it is an alternative, it is not a viable one, because at the very point where it departs from Hume’s account, it asserts something “mysterious.” The gist of my reply will be to assert, first, that the position I wish to defend flatly contradicts some of Hume’s key claims, so there can be no question of (...)
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  25. An Ismāʿīlī Treatise on the Iʿjāz Al-Qurʾān.Ismail K. Poonawala - 1988 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 108 (3):379.
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  26. Understanding Empiricism.Robert G. Meyers - 2006 - Routledge.
    "Understanding Empiricism" is an introduction to empiricism and the empiricist tradition in philosophy. The book presents empiricism as a philosophical outlook that unites several philosophers and discusses the most important philosophical issues bearing on the subject, while maintaining enough distance from, say, the intricacies of Locke, Berkeley, Hume scholarship to allow students to gain a clear overview of empiricism without being lost in the details of the exegetical disputes surrounding particular philosophers. Written for students the book can serve both as (...)
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  27. Federico Laudisa, Hume (Roma: Carocci, 2009). [REVIEW]Lorenzo Greco - 2010 - Rivista di Filosofia 101 (1):130-31.
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  28. Hume über kausale Kräfte und Sätze.Holger Sturm - 2015 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 97 (2).
    Name der Zeitschrift: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Jahrgang: 97 Heft: 2 Seiten: 234-260.
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  29. Enlightenment and Calvinism in the Philosophy of David Hume MIGUEL A. BADÍA CABRERA Ann Arbor: Caravan Books, 2012. Iii + 395 Pp. [REVIEW]Anders Kraal - 2014 - Dialogue 53 (4):769-771.
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  30. David Hume: Eine Untersuchung Ber den Menschlichen Verstand.Jens Kulenkampff (ed.) - 1997 - Akademie Verlag.
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  31. L'io, la Mente, la Ragionevolezza Saggio Su David Hume.Carlo Montaleone - 1989
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  32. Hume.John Dunn & Ian Harris - 1997
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  33. The Vision of Hume.David Hume & Appelbaum - 2001
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  34. The Essential Hume.Paul Strathern - 2002
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  35. David Hume Mit Selbstzeugnissen Und Bilddokumenten.Gerhard Streminger - 1986
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  36. The Gentleman.George Henry Calvert - 1866
  37. Die Elhik David Hume's in Ihrer Geschichtlichen Stellung, Nebst Einem Anhang.Georg von Gizycki - 1878
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  38. Davidis Humei ... De Vita Sua Acta, Liber Singularis; Lat. Redditus [by Sir D. Dalrymple].David Hume & Dalrymple - 1787
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  39. David Hume.Anton Thomsen - 1912
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  40. Een dialoog over David Hume. [REVIEW]Rob van Gerwen - 2009 - Nexus 52.
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  41. SANTUCCI A., "L'umanesimo scettico di David Hume". [REVIEW]G. M. Pozzo - 1966 - Giornale di Metafisica 21:875.
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  42. HUME, David, "Investigación sobre el conocimiento humano". [REVIEW]José Luis del Barco Collazos - 1982 - Anuario Filosófico 15 (1):294.
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  43. Streminger, G., David Hume. Sein Leben und sein Werk. [REVIEW]W. Lemmens - 1995 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 57 (4):748.
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  44. Un opuscule retrouvé.David Hume & Georges Beaulavon - 1939 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 46 (3):375-397.
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  45. Hume.L. Lévy-brühl - 1909 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 17:596-619.
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  46. David Hume. Œuvres philosophiques choisies.Maxime David & L. Lévy-Bruhl - 1912 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 20 (3):6-7.
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  47. Hume, coll. « Philosophers in Perspective ».Terence Penelhum - 1976 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 166 (3):323-324.
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  48. David Hume. Sein Leben und sein Werk.Gerhard Streminger - 1995 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 57 (4):748-749.
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  49. The Immortal David Hume.Nigel Bruce - 1996 - Free Inquiry 17.
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  50. Statut de l'objet extérieur dans la philosophie de Hume.André Leroy - 1952 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 6 (2):199.
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