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  1. Giancarlo Carabelli, Mauricio Ferrarini, Eric Forbes y otros: Scienza e filosofia scozzese nell' etá di Hume. [REVIEW]M. Costa - 1978 - Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 4 (2):170.
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  2. Pietro Sforza Pallavicino's Quest for Principles of Induction.Sven K. Knebel - 2001 - The Monist 84 (4):502-519.
  3. Hume’s Fork and Mixed Mathematics.Matias Slavov - 2017 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 99 (1):102-119.
    Given the sharp distinction that follows from Hume’s Fork, the proper epistemic status of propositions of mixed mathematics seems to be a mystery. On the one hand, mathematical propositions concern the relation of ideas. They are intuitive and demonstratively certain. On the other hand, propositions of mixed mathematics, such as in Hume’s own example, the law of conservation of momentum, are also matter of fact propositions. They concern causal relations between species of objects, and, in this sense, they are not (...)
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  4. Empiricism and Relationism Intertwined: Hume and Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity.Matias Slavov - 2016 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 31 (2):247-263.
    Einstein acknowledged that his reading of Hume influenced the development of his special theory of relativity. In this article, I juxtapose Hume’s philosophy with Einstein’s philosophical analysis related to his special relativity. I argue that there are two common points to be found in their writings, namely an empiricist theory of ideas and concepts, and a relationist ontology regarding space and time. The main thesis of this article is that these two points are intertwined in Hume and Einstein.
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  5. Essays Concerning Hume's Natural Philosophy.Matias Slavov - 2016 - Dissertation, University of Jyväskylä
    The subject of this essay-based dissertation is Hume’s natural philosophy. The dissertation consists of four separate essays and an introduction. These essays do not only treat Hume’s views on the topic of natural philosophy, but his views are placed into a broader context of history of philosophy and science, physics in particular. The introductory section outlines the historical context, shows how the individual essays are connected, expounds what kind of research methodology has been used, and encapsulates the research contributions of (...)
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  6. Review of David Stove Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism. [REVIEW]Michael Williams - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (3):453.
Hume: Logic
  1. A Humean Temporal Logic.Donald L. M. Baxter - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2000 (Analytic Philosophy and Logic):209-216.
    Hume argues that the idea of duration is just the idea of the manner in which several things in succession are arrayed. In other words, the idea of duration is the idea of successiveness. He concludes that all and only successions have duration. Hume also argues that there is such a thing as a steadfast object—something which co-exists with many things in succession, but which is not itself a succession. Thus, it seems that Hume has committed himself to a contradiction: (...)
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  2. Hume's Foundational Project in the Treatise.Miren Boehm - 2016 - European Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):55-77.
    In the Introduction to the Treatise Hume very enthusiastically announces his project to provide a secure and solid foundation for the sciences by grounding them on his science of man. And Hume indicates in the Abstract that he carries out this project in the Treatise. But most interpreters do not believe that Hume's project comes to fruition. In this paper, I offer a general reading of what I call Hume's ‘foundational project’ in the Treatise, but I focus especially on Book (...)
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  3. Certainty, Necessity, and Knowledge in Hume's Treatise.Miren Boehm - 2013 - In Stanley Tweyman (ed.), David Hume, A Tercentenary Tribute [the version in PhilPapers is the accurate, final version of the paper].
    Hume appeals to different kinds of certainties and necessities in the Treatise. He contrasts the certainty that arises from intuition and demonstrative reasoning with the certainty that arises from causal reasoning. He denies that the causal maxim is absolutely or metaphysically necessary, but he nonetheless takes the causal maxim and ‘proofs’ to be necessary. The focus of this paper is the certainty and necessity involved in Hume’s concept of knowledge. I defend the view that intuitive certainty, in particular, is certainty (...)
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  4. The Concept of Body in Hume's Treatise.Miren Boehm - 2013 - ProtoSociology:206-220.
    Hume’s views concerning the existence of body or external objects are notoriously difficult and intractable. The paper sheds light on the concept of body in Hume’s Treatise by defending three theses. First, that Hume’s fundamental tenet that the only objects that are present to the mind are perceptions must be understood as methodological, rather than metaphysical or epistemological. Second, that Hume considers legitimate the fundamental assumption of natural philosophy that through experience and observation we know body. Third, that many of (...)
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  5. Filling the Gaps in Hume's Vacuums.Miren Boehm - 2012 - Hume Studies 38 (1):79-99.
    The paper addresses two difficulties that arise in Treatise 1.2.5. First, Hume appears to be inconsistent when he denies that we have an idea of a vacuum or empty space yet allows for the idea of an “invisible and intangible distance.” My solution to this difficulty is to develop the overlooked possibility that Hume does not take the invisible and intangible distance to be a distance at all. Second, although Hume denies that we have an idea of a vacuum, some (...)
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  6. Three Interviews.Miro Brada - manuscript
    To support my Phd theses and results of my grant research in 1999, I asked 1) prominent chemist Antonín Holý, author of substances to treat hepatitis and HIV, about the indivisibility of the art and science (published in Slovak Narodna Obroda and Czech blisty,cz), 2) the distinguished economist William Baumol about the alternative activities (published in Slovak Nove Slovo, Czech Respekt and blisty.cz), 3) Nobel Laureate Clive Granger about the significance of the economics (published in 2004 in Czech weekly Tyden). (...)
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  7. What is Hume's Doctrine of Negation.Robert W. Burch - 1976 - International Logic Review 7:236-242.
  8. Hume's Dialectic.Dorothy P. Coleman - 1984 - Hume Studies 10 (2):139-155.
  9. The Contemporary Interest of an Old Doctrine.William Demopoulos - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:209 - 216.
    We call Frege's discovery that, in the context of second-order logic, Hume's principle-viz., The number of Fs = the number of Gs if, and only if, F a G, where F a G (the Fs and the Gs are in one-to-one correspondence) has its usual, second-order, explicit definition-implies the infinity of the natural numbers, Frege's theorem. We discuss whether this theorem can be marshalled in support of a possibly revised formulation of Frege's logicism.
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  10. Hume on Deduction.Charles Echelbarger - 1987 - Philosophy Research Archives 13:351-365.
    In this paper, the author discusses the feasibility of constructing a Humean model of the psychological realities of categorical propositions and syllogistic deduction by employing only Hume’s kinds of “ideas” and kinds of mental operations on ideas which Hume explicitly or implicitly postulated in his theory of discursive thinking.
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  11. Tesi di Hume E Sistemi di Logica Deontica.Sergio Galvan - 1988 - Epistemologia 11 (2):183.
  12. Hume on Intuitive and and Demonstrative Inference.Robert A. Imlay - 1975 - Hume Studies 1 (2):31-47.
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  13. Hume = Small Hume.Jeffrey Ketland - 2002 - Analysis 62 (1):92-93.
  14. In Good Company? On Hume’s Principle and the Assignment of Numbers to Infinite Concepts.Paolo Mancosu - 2015 - Review of Symbolic Logic 8 (2):370-410.
    In a recent article, I have explored the historical, mathematical, and philosophical issues related to the new theory of numerosities. The theory of numerosities provides a context in which to assign numerosities to infinite sets of natural numbers in such a way as to preserve the part-whole principle, namely if a set A is properly included in B then the numerosity of A is strictly less than the numerosity of B. Numerosities assignments differ from the standard assignment of size provided (...)
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  15. Hume's Inductive Logic.Alberto Mura - 1998 - Synthese 115 (3):303-331.
    This paper presents a new account of Hume’s “probability of causes”. There are two main results attained in this investigation. The first, and perhaps the most significant, is that Hume developed – albeit informally – an essentially sound system of probabilistic inductive logic that turns out to be a powerful forerunner of Carnap’s systems. The Humean set of principles include, along with rules that turn out to be new for us, well known Carnapian principles, such as the axioms of semiregularity, (...)
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  16. Why, in 1902, Wasn't Frege Prepared to Accept Hume's Principle as the Primitive Law for His Logicist Program?Kazuyuki Nomoto - 2000 - Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science 9 (5):219-230.
  17. Comments on 'Hume's Master Argument'.Charles Pigden - 2010 - In Hume on Is and Ought. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 128-142.
    This is a commentary on Adrian Heathcote’s interesting paper ‘Hume’s Master Argument’. Heathcote contends that No-Ought-From-Is is primarily a logical thesis, a ban on Is/Ought inferences which Hume derives from the logic of Ockham. NOFI is thus a variation on what Heathcote calls ‘Hume’s Master Argument’, which he also deploys to prove that conclusions about the future (and therefore a-temporal generalizations) cannot be derived by reason from premises about the past, and that conclusions about external objects or other minds cannot (...)
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  18. Hume’s Principle and Axiom V Reconsidered: Critical Reflections on Frege and His Interpreters.Matthias Schirn - 2006 - Synthese 148 (1):171-227.
    In this paper, I shall discuss several topics related to Frege's paradigms of second-order abstraction principles and his logicism. The discussion includes a critical examination of some controversial views put forward mainly by Robin Jeshion, Tyler Burge, Crispin Wright, Richard Heck and John MacFarlane. In the introductory section, I try to shed light on the connection between logical abstraction and logical objects. The second section contains a critical appraisal of Frege's notion of evidence and its interpretation by Jeshion, the introduction (...)
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  19. Axiom V and Hume¿ s Principle in Frege¿ s Foundational Project.Matthias Schirn - 1995 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 30 (66):7-20.
  20. How Far Can Hume is-Ought Thesis Be Generalized,(Vol 20, Pg 37, 1991).G. Schurz - 1995 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (6):667-668.
  21. Hume, Precursor of Modern Empiricism: An Analysis of His Opinions on Meaning, Metaphysics, Logic, and Mathematics.Farhang Zabeeh - 1960 - The Hague: M. Nijhoff.
Hume: Philosophy of Mathematics
  1. Hume on Mathematics.R. F. Atkinson - 1960 - Philosophical Quarterly 10 (39):127-137.
    „My sole purpose in this paper is to try and correct what I take to be a common misinterpretation of Hume’s opinions on mathematics. I shall not enquire whether he was right or wrong in holding these opinions. Nor shall I offer opinions of my own.“.
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  2. Standards of Equality and Hume's View of Geometry.Emil Badici - 2011 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (4):448-467.
    It has been argued that there is a genuine conflict between the views of geometry defended by Hume in the Treatise and in the Enquiry: while the former work attributes to geometry a different status from that of arithmetic and algebra, the latter attempts to restore its status as an exact and certain science. A closer reading of Hume shows that, in fact, there is no conflict between the two works with respect to geometry. The key to understanding Hume's view (...)
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  3. On the Compatibility Between Euclidean Geometry and Hume's Denial of Infinite Divisibility.Emil Badici - 2008 - Hume Studies 34 (2):231-244.
    In the Treatise, David Hume denies the thesis that extension is infinitely divisible, even though it can be derived as a theorem of Euclidean geometry. This clearly shows that he rejects some of the theorems of Euclidean geometry. What is less clear is the extent to which he thinks geometry needs to be revised. It has been argued that Hume's rejection of infinite divisibility entails that most of the familiar theorems of Euclidean geometry, including the Pythagorean theorem and the bisection (...)
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  4. Hume and the Culture of Science in the Early Eighteenth Century. Barfoot - 1990 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. Oxford University Press. pp. 155.
  5. From Inexactness to Certainty: The Change in Hume's Conception of Geometry.Vadim Batitsky - 1998 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 29 (1):1-20.
    Although Hume's analysis of geometry continues to serve as a reference point for many contemporary discussions in the philosophy of science, the fact that the first Enquiry presents a radical revision of Hume's conception of geometry in the Treatise has never been explained. The present essay closely examines Hume's early and late discussions of geometry and proposes a reconstruction of the reasons behind the change in his views on the subject. Hume's early conception of geometry as an inexact non-demonstrative science (...)
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  6. Hume on Infinite Divisibility.Donald L. M. Baxter - 1988 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 5 (2):133-140.
    Hume seems to argue unconvincingly against the infinite divisibility of finite regions of space. I show that his conclusion is entailed by respectable metaphysical principles which he held. One set of principles entails that there are partless (unextended) things. Another set entails that these cannot be ordered so that an infinite number of them compose a finite interval.
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  7. Hume's Foundational Project in the Treatise.Miren Boehm - 2016 - European Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):55-77.
    In the Introduction to the Treatise Hume very enthusiastically announces his project to provide a secure and solid foundation for the sciences by grounding them on his science of man. And Hume indicates in the Abstract that he carries out this project in the Treatise. But most interpreters do not believe that Hume's project comes to fruition. In this paper, I offer a general reading of what I call Hume's ‘foundational project’ in the Treatise, but I focus especially on Book (...)
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  8. Filling the Gaps in Hume's Vacuums.Miren Boehm - 2012 - Hume Studies 38 (1):79-99.
    The paper addresses two difficulties that arise in Treatise 1.2.5. First, Hume appears to be inconsistent when he denies that we have an idea of a vacuum or empty space yet allows for the idea of an “invisible and intangible distance.” My solution to this difficulty is to develop the overlooked possibility that Hume does not take the invisible and intangible distance to be a distance at all. Second, although Hume denies that we have an idea of a vacuum, some (...)
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  9. Is Hume's Principle Analytic?G. Boolos - 1998 - Logic, Logic, and Logic:301--314.
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  10. Who Needs (to Assume) Hume's Principle?Andrew Boucher - manuscript
    Neo-logicism uses definitions and Hume's Principle to derive arithmetic in second-order logic. This paper investigates how much arithmetic can be derived using definitions alone, without any additional principle such as Hume's.
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  11. Who Needs (to Assume) Hume's Principle? July 2006.Andrew Boucher - manuscript
    In the Foundations of Arithmetic, Frege famously developed a theory which today goes by the name of logicism - that it is possible to prove the truths of arithmetic using only logical principles and definitions. Logicism fell out of favor for various reasons, most spectacular of which was that the system, which Frege thought would definitively prove his thesis, turned out to be inconsistent. In the early 1980s a movement called neo-logicism was begun by Crispin Wright. Neo-logicism holds that Frege (...)
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  12. The Infinite Divisibility of Space and the Geometry of Spatial Finitism.Mark Alan Brown - 1971 - Dissertation, Syracuse University
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  13. Is Mathematics for Hume Synthetic a Priori?Dorothy P. Coleman - 1979 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):113-126.
  14. Hume's Big Brother: Counting Concepts and the Bad Company Objection.Roy T. Cook - 2009 - Synthese 170 (3):349 - 369.
    A number of formal constraints on acceptable abstraction principles have been proposed, including conservativeness and irenicity. Hume’s Principle, of course, satisfies these constraints. Here, variants of Hume’s Principle that allow us to count concepts instead of objects are examined. It is argued that, prima facie, these principles ought to be no more problematic than HP itself. But, as is shown here, these principles only enjoy the formal properties that have been suggested as indicative of acceptability if certain constraints on the (...)
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  15. Hume on Space, Geometry, and Diagrammatic Reasoning.De Pierris Graciela - 2012 - Synthese 186 (1):169-189.
    Hume’s discussion of space, time, and mathematics at T 1.2 appeared to many earlier commentators as one of the weakest parts of his philosophy. From the point of view of pure mathematics, for example, Hume’s assumptions about the infinite may appear as crude misunderstandings of the continuum and infinite divisibility. I shall argue, on the contrary, that Hume’s views on this topic are deeply connected with his radically empiricist reliance on phenomenologically given sensory images. He insightfully shows that, working within (...)
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  16. Hume on the Objects of Mathematics.Charles Echelbarger - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (4):432-443.
    In this essay, I argue that Hume?s theory of Quantitative and Numerical Philosophical Relations can be interpreted in a way which allows mathematical knowledge to be about a body of objective and necessary truths, while preserving Hume?s nominalism and the basic principles of his theory of ideas. Attempts are made to clear up a number of obscure points about Hume?s claims concerning the abstract sciences of Arithmetic and Algebra by means of re-examining what he says and what he could comfortably (...)
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  17. Hume's Finite Geometry: A Reply to Mark Pressman.Lorne Falkenstein - 2000 - Hume Studies 26 (1):183-185.
  18. Hume on Space and Geometry.Antony Flew - 1982 - Hume Studies 8 (1):62-65.
  19. 'Hume on Space and Geometry': One Reservation.Antony Flew - 1982 - Hume Studies 8 (1):62-65.
  20. Achievements and Fallacies in Hume's Account of Infinite Divisibility.James Franklin - 1994 - Hume Studies 20 (1):85-101.
    Throughout history, almost all mathematicians, physicists and philosophers have been of the opinion that space and time are infinitely divisible. That is, it is usually believed that space and time do not consist of atoms, but that any piece of space and time of non-zero size, however small, can itself be divided into still smaller parts. This assumption is included in geometry, as in Euclid, and also in the Euclidean and non- Euclidean geometries used in modern physics. Of the few (...)
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  21. Hume's Philosophy More Geometrico Demonstrata.Marina Frasca-Spada - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 6 (3):455 – 462.
    Don Garrett, Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy, New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. xiv + 270, Hb 40.00 ISBN 0-19-509721-1.
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  22. Hume on the Certainty and Necessity of Arithmetic.Scott W. Gaylord - 1996 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    David Hume's central distinction in the Treatise and Enquiry is between relations of ideas and matters of fact. Although most of the attention in the secondary literature is on the latter, I am directly concerned with analyzing Hume's characterization of relations of ideas. In particular, I analyze Hume's attempt to secure certainty and necessity within his empiricist system since these are the defining characteristics of Hume's perfect species of knowledge--arithmetic. The focus, then, is on how Hume justifies the special status (...)
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  23. Two Unpublished Essays on Mathematics in the Hume Papers.Lionel Gossman - 1960 - Journal of the History of Ideas 21 (1/4):442.
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