Hume as inconsistent and ambivalent,
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This review is from: Hume: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Kindle Edition)
Hume is presented here as inconsistent and ambivalent in an almost equally ambivalent and unpalatable style which, is not at all accessible to the beginner. The text is plodding and overly personalized. Ayer presents mostly his own views and disagreements and leaves Hume's position in the dark - unpresented that is. It is also very slippery like a desert mirage. As soon as you get pulled into the author's argument and presentation it pulls away from you and disappears leaving you feeling disappointed. It reads like a professional academic philosophical article and not like an introductory text which is meant to generate enthusiasm and interest and illuminate a highly noted philosopher. Disappointing and boring.