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David Hume: Reason in History (review)

David Hume: Reason in History (review) Hume Studies Volume 30, Number 2, November 2004, pp. 405-407 CLAUDIA M. SCHMIDT, David Hume: Reason in History. University Park: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Pp. xiii + 473. ISBN 0-271-02263-9, cloth, $85. Claudia Schmidt begins her new book, David Hume: Reason in History, by noting how recent literature has tended either to offer an overview of Hume's thinking or to develop a "unified account of a number of themes" from it; there are no extant studies, she emphasizes, that both display the "explicit order of a systematic survey" and provide "a unified interpretation of his thought" (2). Schmidt takes this to be a "lacuna in the literature," one she intends to fill by combining a "systematic survey" of Hume's contributions to the various branches of philosophy, history, and the social sciences, with a "distinctive interpretation" of her own (10). In so doing, she casts her net over a wide audience: the book is intended to bring in those starting out on their study of Hume, as well as attract the more seasoned specialist in search of a new interpretation, the non-specialist with an interest in recent scholarship, and those outside philosophy who are curious about Hume's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hume Studies Hume Society

David Hume: Reason in History (review)

Hume Studies , Volume 30 (2) – Jan 26, 2004

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Hume Studies Volume 30, Number 2, November 2004, pp. 405-407 CLAUDIA M. SCHMIDT, David Hume: Reason in History. University Park: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. Pp. xiii + 473. ISBN 0-271-02263-9, cloth, $85. Claudia Schmidt begins her new book, David Hume: Reason in History, by noting how recent literature has tended either to offer an overview of Hume's thinking or to develop a "unified account of a number of themes" from it; there are no extant studies, she emphasizes, that both display the "explicit order of a systematic survey" and provide "a unified interpretation of his thought" (2). Schmidt takes this to be a "lacuna in the literature," one she intends to fill by combining a "systematic survey" of Hume's contributions to the various branches of philosophy, history, and the social sciences, with a "distinctive interpretation" of her own (10). In so doing, she casts her net over a wide audience: the book is intended to bring in those starting out on their study of Hume, as well as attract the more seasoned specialist in search of a new interpretation, the non-specialist with an interest in recent scholarship, and those outside philosophy who are curious about Hume's

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