"A significant contribution to Hume studies."--Jonathan Bennett, Syracuse University
"I know of no other writer on Hume who has been this assiduous in finding interpretive difficulties in the text and then taking them head on....Beautifully written."--Robert J. Fogelin, Dartmouth College
"Garrett's Cognition and Commitment
is a first-rate interpretive study, one that unties a great many interpretive knots."--Ethics
"Garrett seeks mainly to show that Hume's position is internally consistent and to build a portrait of Hume as essentially a cognitive psychologist."--The Review of Metaphysics
From the Back Cover
There exists alongside the celebration of Hume's work for its philosophical brilliance and elegance of style considerable disagreement over the meaning of Hume's most famous doctrines, the precise nature of his philosophical greatness, and the value of his contributions for contemporary philosophy. A series of interpretive difficulties has led some to accuse the work of contradiction and disunity. In this vigorous new study, Don Garrett takes up the charges against Hume, demonstrates their weakness, and solves a number of well-known interpretive puzzles that have long stood in the way of a complete understanding and accurate assessment of Hume's philosophy.
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