A Cultivated Reason: An Essay on Hume and Humeanism

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As Plato's tripartite division of the soul, Descartes's criterion of clear and distinct ideas, and Kant's notion of the categorical imperative attest, philosophy has traditionally been wedded to rationalism and its "intellectualist" view of persons. In this book Christopher Williams seeks to wean his fellow philosophers away from an overly rationalistic self-understanding by using resources that are available within the philosophical tradition itself, including some that anticipate strands of Nietzsche's thought. The book ...

A Cultivated Reason: An Essay on Hume and Humeanism 2004, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271025025

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