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  1. added 2020-03-17
    Remarks on McCormick’s Comments.Walter Ott - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):475-476.
    This is my reply to Miriam McCormick’s comments on my paper, ‘What Can Causal Claims Mean?’, delivered at the Meaning and Modern Empiricism conference.
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    Locke Vs. Hume: Who Is the Better Concept-Empiricist?: Dialogue.Ruth Weintraub - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (3):481-500.
    ABSTRACT According to the received view, Hume is a much more rigorous and consistent concept-empiricist than Locke. Hume is supposed to have taken as a starting point Locke's meaning-empiricism, and worked out its full radical implications. Locke, by way of contrast, cowered from drawing his theory's strange consequences. The received view about Locke's and Hume's concept-empiricism is mistaken, I shall argue. Hume may be more uncompromising, but he is not more rigorous than Locke. It is not because of timidity that (...)
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    Language and Significance in Hume’s Treatise.Páll S. Árdal - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (4):779-783.
    In his highly interesting ‘Hume's Criterion of Significance,’ Michael Williams makes some references to my paper ‘Convention and Value.’ He writes that I am ‘on to something important,’ but, although he claims that my conclusion is not modest enough, he fails to make clear what modesty requires. As a result, our interpretations may seem further apart than they really are. I shall attempt to draw attention to some of our agreements and differences.
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    The Concept of Truth in Hume’s Treatise.Lilly-Marlene Russow - 1981 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 19 (2):217-228.
  5. added 2019-06-06
    The Linguistic Aspect of Hume's Method.Donald F. Henze - 1969 - Journal of the History of Ideas 30 (1):116.
  6. added 2019-05-10
    Recent Scholarship on Hume's Theory of Mental Representation.David Landy - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):333-347.
    In a recent paper, Karl Schafer argues that Hume's theory of mental representation has two distinct components, unified by their shared feature of having accuracy conditions. As Schafer sees it, simple and complex ideas represent the intrinsic imagistic features of their objects whereas abstract ideas represent the relations or structures in which multiple objects stand. This distinction, however, is untenable for at least two related reasons. Firstly, complex ideas represent the relations or structures in which the impressions that are the (...)
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  7. added 2019-04-08
    The Artificial Virtues of Thought: Correctness and Cognition in Hume.Karl Schafer - 2019 - Philosophers' Imprint 19.
    In this essay, I discuss two familiar objections to Hume's account of cognition, focusing on his ability to give a satisfactory account of the more normative dimensions of thought and language use. In doing so, I argue that Hume’s implicit account of these issues is far richer than is normally assumed. In particular, I show that Hume’s account of convention-driven artificial virtues like justice also applies to the proper use of conventional public languages. I then use this connection between Hume’s (...)
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  8. added 2019-02-01
    Hume’s Empirical Argument for Empiricism.Richard Double - 1978 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 16 (4):329-337.
  9. added 2018-05-21
    Hume on the Unity of Determinations of Extension.Jani Hakkarainen - 2019 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 22 (1):219–233.
    We do not fully understand Hume’s account of space if we do not understand his view of determinations of extension, which is too much ignored a topic. In this paper, I argue for an interpretation that determinations of extension are unities in Hume’s view: single beings in addition to their components. This realist reading is reasonable on both textual and philosophical grounds. There is strong textual evidence for it and no textual reason to reject it. Realism makes perfect sense of (...)
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  10. added 2017-04-20
    Language and Hume's Search for a Theory of the Self.Alan Schwerin - 2015 - Metaphysica: Internationale Fachzeitschrift Für Ontologie Und Metaphysik (Issue 2):139 - 158.
    In his Treatise Hume makes a profound suggestion: philosophical problems, especially problems in metaphysics, are verbal. This view is most vigorously articulated and defended in the course of his investigation of the problem of the self, in the section “Of personal identity.” My paper is a critical exploration of Hume's arguments for this influential thesis and an analysis of the context that informs this 1739 version of the nature of philosophical problems that anticipates the linguistic turn in philosophy. -/- .
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  11. added 2016-12-08
    Bundling Hume with Kripkenstein.Michael E. Levin - 2007 - Synthese 155 (1):35-64.
    It is argued that the intuition driving Kripke’s famous version of Wittgenstein’s meaning skepticism is precisely the one that prompted Hume to despair of his bundle theory of the self: there are no necessary connections between distinct mental states. This interpretation is shown to throw light on Wittgenstein’s notorious idea that all proofs “create concepts.” Wittgenstein has invented a new form of skepticism. Personally I am inclined to regard it as the most radical and original skeptical problem that philosophy has (...)
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    The Three Languages of David Hume.R. J. Henle - 1993 - Semiotics:57-61.
  13. added 2016-08-29
    A Puzzle About Hume's Theory of General Representation.David Landy - 2016 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (2):257-282.
    according to hume’s theory of general representation, we represent generalities by associating certain ideas with certain words. On one prominent understanding of this theory, calling things by one name or another does not represent any real qualities of those things or any real relations between them. This interpretation runs into difficulty when we turn our attention to Hume’s own use of such general terms throughout the Treatise. It would seem that Hume’s own distinctions—such as the impression-idea distinction and simple-complex distinction—require (...)
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  14. added 2016-05-02
    "I promise". Les fonctions du langage chez Hume et Austin.Gilbert Boss - 1978 - Revue de Théologie Et de Philosophie 110:29.
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  15. added 2015-09-16
    On Hume's Defense of Berkeley.Alan Schwerin - 2015 - Open Journal of Philosophy 5 (6):327 - 337.
    In 1739 Hume bequeathed a bold view of the self to the philosophical community that would prove highly influential, but equally controversial. His bundle theory of the self elicited substantial opposition soon after its appearance in the Treatise of Human Nature. Yet Hume makes it clear to his readers that his views on the self rest on respectable foundations: namely, the views of the highly regarded Irish philosopher, George Berkeley. As the author of the Treatise sees it, his account of (...)
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    Comments on Kenneth P. Winkler’s “Signification, Intention, Projection”.Antonia LoLordo - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):503-505.
    These are my comments on Ken Winkler's account of Locke's philosophy of language.
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  17. added 2015-06-21
    Hume and Language.Anastasia Friel Gutting - 1978 - Dissertation, Saint Louis University
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  18. added 2015-01-26
    Epistemology, Semantics, Ontology, and David Hume.Galen Strawson - 2000 - Facta Philosophica 1:113-31.
  19. added 2015-01-25
    Notas sobre el lenguaje en el Tratado de la naturaleza humana de David Hume.Pablo Fhernández - 2002 - Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica 40 (100):69-76.
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  20. added 2015-01-24
    Hume’s Theory of Meaning.Janette Blandford - 1999 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 73:147-158.
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  21. added 2015-01-19
    Justice, Language and Hume: A Reply to Matthew Kramer.James Allan - 1992 - Hume Studies 18 (1):81-94.
  22. added 2015-01-19
    Hume, Language and God.Deborah Hansen Soles - 1981 - Philosophical Topics 12 (3):109-119.
  23. added 2015-01-16
    Naturaleza humana y significado (Sobre la crítica de Hume al discurso teológico).Juan Manuel Navarro Cordón - 2001 - Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 26 (5):85-119.
    After arguing that Hume’s judgment on metaphysics is more nuanced than it is usually believed, the relationship between the theory of meaning and the concept, or rather the problem, of “human nature” is analysed in order to underline the relevance of human nature to the explanation of the genesis of meaning and to the extent of the principle of copy, so as to finally examine the relation between meaning and theological discourse.
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  24. added 2015-01-15
    Hume’s Language of Scepticism.Ian Simpson Ross - 1995 - Hume Studies 21 (2):237-254.
  25. added 2015-01-11
    Hume, Precursor of Modern Empiricism: An Analysis of His Opinions on Meaning, Metaphysics, Logic, and Mathematics.Farhang Zabeeh - 1960 - The Hague: M. Nijhoff.
  26. added 2014-04-05
    Questioning Hume’s Theory of Meaning.Douglas Groothuis - 1992 - Kineis:27-38.
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    Signification, Intention, Projection.Kenneth P. Winkler - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):477-501.
    Locke is what present-day aestheticians, critics, and historians call an intentionalist. He believes that when we interpret speech and writing, we aim—in large part and perhaps even for the most part—to recover the intentions, or intended meanings, of the speaker or writer. Berkeley and Hume shared Locke’s commitment to intentionalism, but it is a theme that recent philosophical interpreters of all three writers have left largely unexplored. In this paper I discuss the bearing of intentionalism on more familiar themes in (...)
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  28. added 2014-03-14
    Separability and Concept-Empiricism: Hume Vs. Locke.Ruth Weintraub - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (4):729 – 743.
    Hume invokes the separability of perceptions to derive some of his most contentious pronouncements. To assess the cogency of the arguments, the notion must first be clarified. The clarification reveals that sic different separability claims must be distinguished. Of these, I consider the three that are rarely discussed. They turn out to be unacceptable. Locke espouses none of them.This Article does not have an abstract.
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  29. added 2014-03-09
    Public and Private Meaning in Hume: Comments on Ted Morris’ “Meaningfulness Without Metaphysics: Another Look at Hume’s Meaning-Empiricism”.Erin Eaker - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):455-457.
    This paper raises questions concerning Ted Morris’ interpretation of Hume’s notion of meaning and investigates the private and public aspects of Hume’s notion of meaning.
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    Meaning Without Metaphysics: Another Look at Hume’s “Meaning Empiricism”.William Edward Morris - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):441-454.
    Although Hume has no developed semantic theory, in the heyday of analytic philosophy he was criticized for his “meaning empiricism,” which supposedly committed him to a private world of ideas, led him to champion a genetic account of meaning instead of an analytic one, and confused “impressions” with “perceptions of an objective realm.” But another look at Hume’s “meaning empiricism” reveals that his criterion for cognitive content, the cornerstone both of his resolutely anti-metaphysical stance and his naturalistic “science of human (...)
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    What Can Causal Claims Mean?Walter Ott - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):459-470.
    How can Hume account for the meaning of causal claims? The causal realist, I argue, is, on Hume's view, saying something nonsensical. I argue that both realist and agnostic interpretations of Hume are inconsistent with his view of language and intentionality. But what then accounts for this illusion of meaning? And even when we use causal terms in accordance with Hume’s definitions, we seem merely to be making disguised self-reports. I argue that Hume’s view is not as implausible as it (...)
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  32. added 2014-03-05
    Hume on Meaning.Walter Ott - 2006 - Hume Studies 32 (2):233-252.
    Hume’s views on language have been widely misunderstood. Typical discussions cast Hume as either a linguistic idealist who holds that words refer to ideas or a proto-verificationist. I argue that both readings are wide of the mark and develop my own positive account. Humean signification emerges as a relation whereby a word can both indicate ideas in the mind of the speaker and cause us to have those ideas. If I am right, Hume offers a consistent view on meaning that (...)
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  33. added 2014-03-04
    Quine on Hume and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction.Kevin Meeker - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (2):369-373.
    W. V. O. Quine’s assault on the analytic/synthetic distinction is one of the most celebrated events in the history of twentieth century philosophy. This paper shines a light on Quine’s own understanding of the history of this distinction. More specifically, this paper argues, contrary to what seems to be the received view, that Quine explicitly recognized a kindred subversive spirit in David Hume.
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  34. added 2014-02-10
    Hume and "the Meaning of a Word".James F. Zartman - 1975 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 36 (2):255-260.
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  35. added 2013-09-02
    The Place of the Language of Morals in Hume's Second Enquiry'.J. T. King - 1976 - In Livingston & King (ed.), Hume.
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    Hume's Historical Theory of Meaning.D. W. Livingston - 1976 - In Livingston & King (ed.), Hume.
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  37. added 2013-08-19
    Hume on Denotation and Connotation.Daniel E. Flage - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (4):451-461.
  38. added 2013-08-18
    Hume and Derrida on Language and Meaning.Fred Wilson - 1986 - Hume Studies 12 (2):99-121.
  39. added 2013-08-18
    Hume on Universals and General Terms.John Tienson - 1984 - Noûs 18 (2):311-330.
  40. added 2013-08-15
    Hume on Meaning.Robert McRae - 1969 - Dialogue 8 (3):486-491.
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