By Don Garrett
It's extensively believed that Hume frequently wrote carelessly and contradicted himself, and that no unified, sound philosophy emerges from his writings. Don Garrett demonstrates that such criticisms of Hume are with no foundation. delivering clean and trenchant suggestions to longstanding difficulties in Hume experiences, Garrett's penetrating research additionally makes transparent the continued relevance of Hume's philosophy.
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Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy by Don Garrett