The Resource Death and character : further reflections on Hume, Annette C. Baier

Death and character : further reflections on Hume, Annette C. Baier

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Death and character : further reflections on Hume
Title
Death and character
Title remainder
further reflections on Hume
Statement of responsibility
Annette C. Baier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reviewing Annette Baier's 1995 work Moral Prejudices in the London Review of Books, Richard Rorty predicted that her work would be read hundreds of years hence; Baier's subsequent work has borne out such expectations, and this new book further extends her reach. Here she goes beyond her earlier work on David Hume to reflect on a topic that links his philosophy to questions of immediate relevance - in particular, questions about what character is and how it shapes our lives." "Ranging widely in Hume's works, Baier considers his views on character, desirable character traits, his treatment of historical characters, and his own character as shown not just by his cheerful death - and what he chose to read shortly before it - but also by changes in his writings, especially his repudiation of the celebrated A Treatise on Human Nature. She offers new insight into the Treatise and its relation to the works in which Hume "cast anew" the material in its three books. Her reading radically revises the received interpretation of Hume's epistemology and, in particular, philosophy of mind."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baier, Annette
Index
index present
LC call number
B1489
LC item number
.B34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David; A. treatise of human nature
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Reason
  • Skepticism
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Character
  • Character
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Reason
  • Skepticism
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Kennistheorie
  • Charakter
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Skeptizismus
  • Philosophische Anthropologie
  • Person
Label
Death and character : further reflections on Hume, Annette C. Baier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acting in character -- Impersonation, the very idea -- Hume's excellent hypocrites -- Hume's treatment of Oliver Cromwell -- Hume and the conformity of Bishop Tunstal -- Hume's deathbed reading: a tale of three letters -- Hume's impressions and his other metaphors -- The life and mortality of the mind -- Hume's labyrinth -- A voice, as from the next room -- The energy in the cause -- Hume's post-impressionism -- Why Hume asked us not to read the Treatise -- Conclusion: Hume's curriculum vitae: his "own life," written by himself
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780674030909
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)196300762
  • (OCoLC)ocn196300762
Label
Death and character : further reflections on Hume, Annette C. Baier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acting in character -- Impersonation, the very idea -- Hume's excellent hypocrites -- Hume's treatment of Oliver Cromwell -- Hume and the conformity of Bishop Tunstal -- Hume's deathbed reading: a tale of three letters -- Hume's impressions and his other metaphors -- The life and mortality of the mind -- Hume's labyrinth -- A voice, as from the next room -- The energy in the cause -- Hume's post-impressionism -- Why Hume asked us not to read the Treatise -- Conclusion: Hume's curriculum vitae: his "own life," written by himself
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780674030909
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)196300762
  • (OCoLC)ocn196300762

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