Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (3):559-560 (2019)

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Jonathan Cottrell
University of Edinburgh
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The imagination has a central place in Hume’s science of human nature: he attributes numerous important features of our mental and social lives to this faculty. However, few studies of his thought have made it their focal topic. The Imagination in Hume’s Philosophy is intended to address “this lack in the literature”.The preface announces three goals: “demonstrate that Hume has a coherent concept of the imagination”; “formulate the principles he consistently cites that give the faculty its motion and distinctive character”; and “demonstrate... how it finds its way, more or less explicitly, into his treatment of everything into which his philosophical spirit passes”. In the service of goals...
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