Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise
By (author) Louis E. Loeb
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Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise by Louis E. Loeb
Book DescriptionThe distinguished philosopher Louis Loeb examines the epistemological framework of Scottish philosopher David Hume, as employed in his celebrated work A Treatise of Human Nature. Loeb's project is to advance an integrated interpretation of Hume's accounts of belief and justification. His thesis is that Hume, in his Treatise, has a "stability-based" theory of justification which posits that his belief is justified if it is the result of a belief producing mechanism that engenders stable beliefs. But Loeb argues that the striking (if paradoxical) corollary to this theory is that no belief generating mechanism is fully stable - or fully justified - for a fully reflective person. This carefully argued and original interpretation of Hume makes sense of seemingly contradictory ideas and will provoke serious discussion among Hume scholars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195146585
(241mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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The philosopher Louis Loeb examines the epistemological framework of Scottish philosopher David Hume in Hume's celebrated A Treatise of Human Nature. Loeb's project is to advance an integrated interpretation of Hume's accounts of belief and justification. This interpretation of Hume will provoke serious discussion among Hume scholars.
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Author Biography - Louis E. Loeb
Louis Loeb is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His publications include Continental Metaphysics and the Development of Modern Philosophy.
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