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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed. / edition (10 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199549907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199549900
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.3 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Millican is founder and director of the Leeds Electronic Text Centre and editor of the journal Hume Studies. He recently edited Reading Hume on Human Understanding (OUP, 2002).

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Tan on 3 Jan 2014
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D. Hume is a great philosopher. But, this book is not an easy read. If you are not familiar with Hume, probably it is is not a good start. The language is a bit hard and some sentences are quite lengthy. Although, Peter Millican's introduction provides a good background for the book, yet still the book requires a considerable level of patience and endurance on the reader's side, which should not be too surprising.

I do never mean that you should not buy the book, but i remind that you need to plough through to get a grip on it.
Probably, it would be a good idea to listen a couple of articulate lectures about Hume on you-tube before you plunge into Hume's books. Once you get familiarize yourself with Hume and his main arguments, then the book may make sense.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Iona S. on 23 Oct 2010
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A perfect substitute for the more expensive version. Has everything you could need plus extra information and comments on the book. Would recommend it to anyone who needs or wants to read Hume's enquiries. Was exactly what I needed for my University course.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Blaney on 8 Mar 2011
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What a beautiful book, it clears away all the unnecessary struts of modern philosophy. it also awakens Kant from his dogmatic slumber and sadly, makes him create new struts.

Hume had some interesting thoughts, like: chance is but an event that we do not know the cause of; causation has nothing to do with the world, but is a projection of our own behaviour and becomes a habit formed by induction; an advocation of a 'mitigated' scepticism which does not inspire to certainty, but limits our scientific ambitions to subjects within the scope of experience - and there is so much more.

Please read this book, not because of its vast importance, and because it prepares you for Kant, but because it makes you think.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Oliver W. Davies on 19 May 2009
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Fundamental text without which no library of philosophical classics is complete. A good introduction by Prof of Philosophy at Hertford College Oxford and expert on Hume. The text is humane, charitable yet radical in its conclusions... buy it and broaden your horizons.
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By L. Hughes on 10 Aug 2014
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Great job, would recommend
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