Seminar on HumeAutumn 1998

Instructor: Richard Lee (Office hours)
Course number: Philosophy 5843
Time: Tuesday 3:30 - 5:50 p.m.
Room: MAIN 324

Brief Description:
David Hume (1711-1776) is considered one of the most important philosophers of the eighteenth century. His philosophically most important writings are epistemological, exploring questions of what we can know and how we can know it. But he also delved into questions on the nature of morality, the grounds of political authority, the nature of the emotions, what we can know of the nature of the Deity, the history of England, suicide, personal identity, immortality, and more. This seminar will focus on his early classic A Treatise of Human Nature, in its three parts "Of the Understanding," "Of the Passions, and "Of Morals," with attention also paid to his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. We won't cover his political, economic, and historical writings.
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Richard Lee, rlee@comp.uark.edu, last modified: 8 December 1998