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The Cambridge Companion to Hume (review)

The Cambridge Companion to Hume (review) Hume Studies Volume XXI, Number 1, April 1995 pp. 135-137 DAVID FATE NORTON, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Hume. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xiii + 400. $59.95, cloth; $17.95, paper. This excellent anthology, which has already emerged as an oft-cited source in Hume scholarship, is a first rate collection of essays. With certainty that the community of Hume scholars are already engaged in discussion of the particular points of the individual essays, this review provides an overview of the collection and its value for a broad audience. The Cambridge Companion to Hume will prove useful not only for Hume scholars, but also for undergraduate and graduate students of Hume. For example,the volume would work well in a seminar, paired (of course) with Hume's own writings. It is no surprise that The Cambridge Companion provides good company: it is comprised of ten essays by a distinguished and familiar group of Hume scholars, writing on various aspects of Hume's thought. In addition, the volume includes an introduction to Hume's thought by Norton and an appendix on Hume's autobiographies. (Yes, "autobiographies" plural; Norton elevates the 1734 letter to a physician to the status of autobiography entitled "A Kind of History http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hume Studies Hume Society

The Cambridge Companion to Hume (review)

Hume Studies , Volume 21 (1) – Jan 26, 1995

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Hume Studies Volume XXI, Number 1, April 1995 pp. 135-137 DAVID FATE NORTON, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Hume. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xiii + 400. $59.95, cloth; $17.95, paper. This excellent anthology, which has already emerged as an oft-cited source in Hume scholarship, is a first rate collection of essays. With certainty that the community of Hume scholars are already engaged in discussion of the particular points of the individual essays, this review provides an overview of the collection and its value for a broad audience. The Cambridge Companion to Hume will prove useful not only for Hume scholars, but also for undergraduate and graduate students of Hume. For example,the volume would work well in a seminar, paired (of course) with Hume's own writings. It is no surprise that The Cambridge Companion provides good company: it is comprised of ten essays by a distinguished and familiar group of Hume scholars, writing on various aspects of Hume's thought. In addition, the volume includes an introduction to Hume's thought by Norton and an appendix on Hume's autobiographies. (Yes, "autobiographies" plural; Norton elevates the 1734 letter to a physician to the status of autobiography entitled "A Kind of History

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