Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy (Hardback)P. J. E. Kail (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 22 mm
Peter Kail's comprehensive, thoughtful, and challenging book focuses on Hume's use of projection--the appeal to mental phenomena to explain manifest features of the world... there is much to like in this book overall. Kail is a sophisticated reader of Hume, alert to textual and philosophical nuance, especially in the neglected area of his meta physics. - Donald C. Ainslie, Metaphilosophy
Peter Kail's engaging study undertakes to illuminate Hume on the external world, necessity, and value by juxtaposing these topics with God, personal identity, and colour respectively...There is much...to admire: the unusual breadth of coverage; the rich comparison of Hume's explanations of belief in God and the external world...The intricate defences of provocative interpretive claims-for example, that Hume thinks belief with evaluation content can, on its own, motivate action-are sure to receive wide attention. - Louis E. Loeb MIND
A formidable accomplishment, highly innovative in many of its theses, and, all in all, well-stocked with interesting arguments... Of the writing of books on Hume there is end; Kail's is hugely impressive, one of the best I have read in the past decade or so - Alexander Broadie, British Journal for the History of Philosophy
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