By Bernard Freydberg
An unique, rigorous, and bold reappraisal and recategorization of David Hume.
In the 1st booklet of its variety, Bernard Freydberg locations David Hume firmly within the culture of the Platonic dialogues, and regards him as a formal ancestor of latest continental philosophy. even though Hume is essentially limited to his old context inside of British Empiricism, his skepticism resonates with the Socratic lack of understanding expressed by means of Plato, and his account of expertise issues towards very modern matters in continental concept. via shut readings of An Enquiry about the Human Understanding
, An Enquiry in regards to the ideas of Morals
, and the essay “On the traditional of Taste,” Freydberg strains a philosophy of mind's eye that may set the degree for wider attention of Hume inside of continental thought.
“…Bernard Freydberg’s paintings monitors an extraordinary mixture of synoptic measure-taking and shut exegesis. His topics are in step with his allegiance to the Continental culture, yet his sort bears the compact precision often ascribed to Analytic philosophy. His readings are decisive and novel, but stored in the limits of demonstrable warrant. No aspect is belabored, yet each sentence has the texture of significant hard work in the back of it.” — Comparative and Continental Philosophy
“Freydberg’s most up-to-date contribution … isn't really to be neglected. The financial system and beauty of its presentation show it to be the made of an extended meditation prompted by means of real difficulty for philosophy in its present, relatively precarious state.” — The Bibliographia
Bernard Freydberg is student in place of abode at Duquesne collage. he's the writer of a number of books, together with Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, trademarks, and Eros
and Schelling’s Dialogical
Freedom Essay: Provocative Philosophy Then and Now
, additionally released via SUNY Press.