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    Projection and Necessity in Hume.P. J. E. Kail - 2001 - European Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):24-54.
    This paper discusses the metaphor of projection in relation to Hume’s treatment of causal necessity. I argue that the best understanding of projection shows it to be compatible with taking Hume to be a ‘sceptical realist’ about causal necessity, albeit an agnostic one.
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  2. Hume, Malebranche and ‘Rationalism’.P. J. E. Kail - 2008 - Philosophy 83 (3):311-332.
    Traditionally Hume is seen as offering an ‘empiricist’ critique of ‘rationalism’. This view is often illustrated – or rejected – by comparing Hume's views with those of Descartes'. However the textual evidence shows that Hume's most sustained engagement with a canonical ‘rationalist’ is with Nicolas Malebranche. The author shows that the fundamental differences between the two on the self and causal power do indeed rest on a principled distinction between ‘rationalism’ and ‘empiricism’, and that there is some truth in the (...)
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  3. Hume and "reason as a kind of cause".P. J. E. Kail - 2020 - In Dominik Perler & Sebastian Bender (eds.), Causation and Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy. Routledge.
  4. Humean naturalism and skepticism.P. J. E. Kail - 2019 - In Angela Michelle Coventry & Alex Sager (eds.), The Humean Mind. Routledge.
  5. Nietzsche and naturalism.P. J. E. Kail - 2015 - In Manuel Dries & P. J. E. Kail (eds.), Nietzsche on Mind and Nature. Oxford University Press UK.
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    Emden's Nietzsche.P. J. E. Kail - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (1):83-94.
    Christian Emden’s informative book has a number of explicit aims: the first aim is to “reconstruct Nietzsche’s philosophical naturalism”; the second aim is to show “that there are specific historical reasons why Nietzsche came to adopt a position best understood in terms of philosophical naturalism”; and the third aim is to show “how Nietzsche’s naturalism and his understanding of the life sciences tie in with genealogy.”1 In pursuit of these aims, Emden divides the book into three parts, one titled “Varieties (...)
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    Hume’s living legacy.P. J. E. Kail - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine 54:63-68.
    He is the darling of naturalism or the bogeyman of scepticism, a friend to virtue or an unwitting party to incipient nihilism. He is politically conservative, or a liberator from old views. He is a fideist, an advocate of faith over reason, or a precursor of Richard Dawkins.
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  8. Introduction.P. J. E. Kail & Marina Frasca-Spada - 2005 - In Marina Frasca-Spada & P. J. E. Kail (eds.), Impressions of Hume. Oxford University Press.
    The original occasion for most of the chapters contained in this book was the result of a wish to establish a forum where Hume scholars of various provenances and convictions could meet and discuss all matters Humean, profiting from the very differences that commonly would make it difficult for them to cross paths with each other. This wish materialised in an interdisciplinary workshop, ‘Hume Studies in Britain’, held in Cambridge in September 2000. The title of the book is intended to (...)
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