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  1. The Ancients, the Vulgar, and Hume's Skepticism.Maria Magoula Adamos - 2014 - In P. Hanna (ed.), Anthology of Philosophical Studies. ATINER. pp. 5-15.
    Section III of part IV of Book I of Hume's Treatise entitled “Of the ancient philosophy” has been virtually ignored by most Hume scholars. Although philosophers seem to concentrate on sections II and VI of part IV and pay little or no attention to section III, the latter section is paramount in showing how serious Hume's skepticism is, and how Hume's philosophy, contrary to his intention, is far removed from "the sentiments of the vulgar". In this paper I shall first (...)
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  2. Hume's Scepticism and Ancient Scepticisms.Donald Ainslie - 2003 - In Jon Miller & Brad Inwood (eds.), Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 255--60.
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  3. Hume's True Scepticism.Donald C. Ainslie - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    David Hume is famous as a sceptical philosopher but the nature of his scepticism is difficult to pin down. Hume's True Scepticism provides the first sustained interpretation of Part 4 of Book 1 of Hume's Treatise: his deepest engagement with sceptical arguments, in which he notes that, while reason shows that we ought not to believe the verdicts of reason or the senses, we do so nonetheless. Donald C. Ainslie addresses Hume's theory of representation; his criticisms of Locke, Descartes, and (...)
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  4. Adequate Ideas and Modest Scepticism in Hume's Metaphysics of Space.Donald C. Ainslie - 2010 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 92 (1):39-67.
    In the Treatise of Human Nature , Hume argues that, because we have adequate ideas of the smallest parts of space, we can infer that space itself must conform to our representations of it. The paper examines two challenges to this argument based on Descartes's and Locke's treatments of adequate ideas, ideas that fully capture the objects they represent. The first challenge, posed by Arnauld in his Objections to the Meditations , asks how we can know that an idea is (...)
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  5. Scepticism About Persons in Book II of Hume's Treatise.Donald C. Ainslie - 1999 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (3):469-492.
  6. La Certezza E la Storia. Cartesianesimo, Pirronismo E Conoscenza Storica, And: Escepticismo E Ilustracion: La Crisis Pirrónica de Hume y Rousseau.Antonina M. Alberti - 1985 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (4):589-591.
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  7. Hume's Philosophical Insouciance: A Reading of Treatise 1.4. 7.Henry E. Allison - 2005 - Hume Studies 31 (2):317-346.
    This paper argues that Hume’s central concern in T 1.4.7 is to find a way to rely upon his cognitive faculties in spite of what he has learned about them in the preceding sections of part 4. The trouble is that having identified the understanding with "the general and more establish'd properties of the imagination" (T 1.4.7.6; SBN 267), Hume finds that these properties cannot function apart from other "seemingly trivial" ones, which calls into question the trustworthiness of his cognitive (...)
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  8. Hume and Ancient Scepticism.Julia Annas - 2000 - Acta Philosophica Fennica 66:271-285.
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  9. Hume's Skepticism in the Treatise of Human Nature.N. Scott Arnold - 1987 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 25 (3):450-452.
  10. Hume's Mitigated Skepticism and the Design Argument.Robert Arp - 1998 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 72 (4):539-558.
  11. Hume's Scepticism Regarding Reason.John Asquith - 2016 - Dissertation, Oxford Brookes University
    There is a tradition perhaps as old as philosophy itself which sees the rationality of man – and in particular, the rationality of the philosopher - as both his essential and his redeeming characteristic; it can not unfairly be said that the discipline of philosophy at least is characterised by its dependence on reason. In this context, the philosophy of David Hume presents something of a stark challenge: Although interpretations vary as to the extent and nature of his scepticism, one (...)
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  12. Excuses for Hume's Skepticism.Yuval Avnur - 2016 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 (2):264-306.
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  13. Hume's Scepticism and His Ethical Depreciation of Religion.M. A. Badiá Cabrera - 1996 - In Popkin (ed.), Scepticism in the History of Philosophy. A Pan-American Dialogue. Dordrecht.
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  14. Hume's Skeptical Crisis. [REVIEW]Annette C. Baier - 2009 - Hume Studies 35 (1-2):231-235.
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  15. Hume on Scepticism and the Moral Sciences.Alan Bailey - 2012 - In Alan Bailey & Dan O'Brien (eds.), The Continuum Companion to Hume. Continuum. pp. 146.
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  16. The Incongruity Between Knowledge and Valuation in David Hume's Theory of Knowledge a Reconsideration of Hume's Skepticism.Oded Balaban - 1995 - Philosophical Inquiry 17 (3-4):1-12.
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  17. Scepticism, Causation and Cognition.Gary Banham - 2010 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 18 (3):507-520.
  18. Skepticism as a Literary Mode.D. Barnouw - 1978 - Modern Language Notes 93 (5).
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  19. Review of "Righting Epistemology: Hume's Revolution". [REVIEW]Jared Bates - 2017 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2017.
    Review of Bredo Johnsen's "Righting Epistemology: Hume's Revolution" (OUP, 2017).
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  20. Hume's Theory of Space and Time in its Sceptical Context.Donald L. M. Baxter - 2009 - In David Fate Norton & Jacqueline Anne Taylor (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hume. Cambridge University Press.
    Hume's Treatise arguments concerning space, time, and geometry, especially ones involving his denial of infinite divisibility; have suffered harsh criticism. I show that in the section "Of the ideas of space and time," Hume gives important characterizations of his skeptical approach, in some respects Pyrrhonian, that will be developed in the rest of the Treatise. When that approach is better understood, the force of Hume's arguments can be appreciated, and the influential criticisms of them can be seen to miss the (...)
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  21. A New Foundation for Humean Scepticism.Ronald E. Beanblossom - 1976 - Philosophical Studies 29 (3):207 - 210.
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  22. Naturalism and Scepticism.Martin Bell & Marie McGinn - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (254):399 - 418.
    In this paper we argue that a dominant view of Humean naturalism involves a fundamental misconception of Hume's naturalist project. We shall show that the naturalist project as Hume conceives it is philosophically much more interesting than the form of naturalism commonly attributed to him. We shall also argue, however, that Hume's commitment to principles of empiricist epistemology prevented him from bringing his naturalist project to a satisfactory conclusion. Finally, we shall suggest that Wittgenstein shares Hume's conception of a philosophically (...)
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  23. Le Naturalisme, Avec Ou Sans le Scepticisme ? Après Hume.Jocelyn Benoist - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
    S'attachant au Traité de la nature humaine de Hume, l'auteur essaie de montrer comment le concept moderne de naturalisme est un concept ambigu. D'un côté, Hume a ouvert la possibilité d'une science de la nature humaine, qui traite le sujet connaissant comme lui-même objet possible de connaissance. De l'autre côté, prenant en compte cette constitution du sujet connaissant comme pur fait et la réincorporant dans le flux de la vie (comme réalité et comme expérience), il a mis cette science aux (...)
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  24. A Note on Hume’s Treatise I. Iv. 1.E. Berk - 1977 - Mind 86 (118):119.
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  25. Kausalität, Induktion und Außenwelt: David Humes skeptisch-naturalistische Epistemologie.S. Bonk - 1998 - Philosophia Naturalis 35 (2):281-308.
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  26. Scepticism and Literature. [REVIEW]M. A. Box - 2004 - Hume Studies 30 (1):204-207.
  27. Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson. [REVIEW]M. A. Box - 2004 - Hume Studies 30 (1):204-207.
  28. La santé du sceptique : Hume, Montaigne.Frédéric Brahami - 2008 - Philosophia Scientiae 12 (2):177-192.
    The relation between scepticism and health is not considered in the same light by the sceptics and by their enemies. According to its enemies, scepticism is a disease of the soul that has no access to truth ; whereas for the sceptics, it is the only means to mental health. But in fact, things are more complex. Modern sceptics like Montaigne or Hume, see doubt as something that has to be overcome. They view scepticism as a critical moment leading to (...)
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  29. Hume's Impasse.Daniel Breazeale - 1975 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 13 (3):311-333.
    THE QUESTION TO BE CONSIDERED is the relation of Hume's celebrated scepticism to his own constructive philosophical projects and analyses. Since Thomas Reid there have been those who detect an unresolved tension between, on the one hand, Hume's Enlightenment devotion to science with its attendent opposition to dogmatism and superstition and, on the other, his explicitly sceptical manner and principles. Some (e.g., Green and Kolakowski) find this tension unresolvable in principle and utterly subversive of Hume's positive ambitions; others (e.g., Flew (...)
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  30. Strategies for Teaching Kant’s Metaphysics and Hume’s Skepticism in Survey Courses.C. D. Brewer - 2018 - Teaching Philosophy 41 (1):1-19.
    Teaching Kant’s metaphysics to undergraduates in a survey course can be quite challenging. Specifically, it can be daunting to motivate interest in Kant’s project and present his system in an accessible way in a short amount of time. Furthermore, comprehending some of the important features of his requires some understanding of Hume’s skepticism. Unfortunately, students often misunderstand the extent and relevance of Hume’s skepticism. Here, I offer three strategies for presenting Kant’s metaphysics as a response to Hume. First, I describe (...)
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  31. Common Sense, Science and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (Review). [REVIEW]Justin Broackes - 1995 - Hume Studies 21 (1):138-139.
  32. Historian as Philosopher: Hume's Scepticism and the Weight of History.I. C. Brown - 1981 - History Today 31.
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  33. The Surprise Twist in Hume's Treatise.Stephen M. Campbell - 2009 - Hume Studies 35 (1-2):103-34.
    A Treatise of Human Nature opens with ambitious hopes for the science of man, but Hume eventually launches into a series of skeptical arguments that culminates in a report of radical skeptical despair. This essay is a preliminary exploration of how to interpret this surprising development. I first distinguish two kinds of surprise twist: those that are incompatible with some preceding portion of the work, and those that are not. This suggests two corresponding pictures of Hume. On one picture, he (...)
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  34. Hume's Two Views of Modern Scepticism.Dario Castiglione - 2006 - History of European Ideas 32 (1):1-27.
    Hume's position in the history of philosophical scepticism can hardly be questioned. But the nature of his own philosophical scepticism is a matter of contention in both the historical and philosophical literatures. In this essay, I argue that a philosophical reconstruction of Hume's scepticism needs to pay attention to the way in which Hume and his contemporaries understood the place of sceptical thinking in the history of modern philosophy. When looked at in this context, Hume's philosophy of knowledge and the (...)
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  35. Humes skeptisches Argument gegen die Vernunft.Luigi Cataldi Madonna - 1993 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 75 (2):179-194.
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  36. Hume, Reid and Scepticism.F. F. Centore - 1981 - Philosophical Studies 28:212-220.
  37. Scepticism and the Development of the Transcendental Dialectic.Brian A. Chance - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (2):311-331.
    Kant's response to scepticism in the Critique of Pure Reason is complex and remarkably nuanced, although it is rarely recognized as such. In this paper, I argue that recent attempts to flesh out the details of this response by Paul Guyer and Michael Forster do not go far enough. Although they are right to draw a distinction between Humean and Pyrrhonian scepticism and locate Kant's response to the latter in the Transcendental Dialectic, their accounts fail to capture two important aspects (...)
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  38. Hume's Alleged Pyrrhonism.Dorothy Coleman - 1988 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 26 (4):461-468.
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  39. Two Puzzles in Hume's Epistemology.Mark Collier - 2008 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 25 (4):301 - 314.
    There are two major puzzles in Hume’s epistemology. The first involves Hume’s fall into despair in the conclusion of Book One of the Treatise. When Hume reflects back upon the results of his research, he becomes so alarmed that he nearly throws his books and papers into the fire. Why did his investigations push him towards such intense skeptical sentiments? What dark discoveries did he make? The second puzzle concerns the way in which Hume emerges from this skeptical crisis and (...)
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  40. Hume's Scepticism with Regard to the Senses.John W. Cook - 1968 - American Philosophical Quarterly 5 (1):1 - 17.
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  41. Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism Concerning Knowledge and Causation. [REVIEW]Jonathan Cottrell - 2017 - Philosophical Review 126 (3):393-398.
  42. A Modern Malignant Demon? Hume's Scepticism with Regard to Reason (Partly) Vindicated.George Couvalis - 2011 - In Craig Taylor Stephen Buckle (ed.), Hume and the Enlightenment. Chatto & Pickering. pp. 105-115.
  43. Is Induction Epistemologically Prior to Deduction?George Couvalis - 2004 - Ratio 17 (1):28–44.
    Most philosophers hold that the use of our deductive powers confers an especially strong warrant on some of our mathematical and logical beliefs. By contrast, many of the same philosophers hold that it is a matter of serious debate whether any inductive inferences are cogent. That is, they hold that we might well have no warrant for inductively licensed beliefs, such as generalizations. I argue that we cannot know that we know logical and mathemati- cal truths unless we use induction. (...)
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  44. Kevin Meeker's Hume's Radical Scepticism and the Fate of Naturalized Epistemology. [REVIEW]Angela Coventry - 2015 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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  45. Hume's Diffident Skepticism.Phillip D. Cummins - 1999 - Hume Studies 25 (1/2):43-65.
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  46. Skeptical Tendencies in Hume.H. Dalrymple - 1982 - Southwest Journal of Philosophy 7.
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  47. Hume's Scepticism with Regard to Reason: A Reconsideration.Francis W. Dauer - 1996 - Hume Studies 22 (2):211-229.
  48. Hume's "Gematigd" Scepticisme: Futiel of Fataal.P. de Martelaere - 1980 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 40 (1):132-135.
    The aim of this paper is to make clear in what sense Hume's actually very radical scepticism can nevertheless be called moderate, and not only leaves intact the praxis in daily life but is even compatible with a — modest and experimental — form of science. The first part stresses the theoretical profoundness of Hume's scepticism, and more specifically the arguments concerning the validity of reason and those concerning some typically 'metaphysical' objects . The former culminate in the impossibility of (...)
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  49. Hume and Descartes on Skepticism with Regard to Demonstrative Reasoning.Graciela De Pierris - 2005 - Análisis Filosófico 25 (2):101-119.
    Commentaries on Hume's Treatise 1.4.1, "Of scepticism with regard to reason," have focused on the argument that an initial lack of certainty concerning the conclusion of an inference gradually diminishes to zero. In my view, Hume offers this famous argument only after, and as corollary to, a far more interesting skeptical argument concerning demonstrative reasoning, which occurs at the very beginning of Treatise 1.4.1. I focus on this neglected argument, point to its Cartesian roots, and draw a distinction between ordinary (...)
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  50. Hume's Pyrrhonian Skepticism and the Belief in Causal Laws.Graciela De Pierris - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (3):351-383.
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