Feminist Interpretations of David Hume
- List Price: $87.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/2000
Hume scholarship as a whole still reflects the relative neglect in mainstream analytic philosophy of alternative -- and so feminist -- perspectives on philosophy. The essays in this volume show that the standard, narrow view of philosophy excludes valuable perspectives.
These essays cover a great diversity of subjects in Hume's work. They discuss his theory of knowledge; his conception of human inquiry and the human mind; his views on our knowledge of the external world and the future; his treatments of the passions, emotions, and virtue; his conception of moral education; his views on aesthetics and religion; and his historical work.
The contributors, members of philosophy, political science, theology, and English departments, employ a variety of critical techniques. The result is a volume that stands in enlightening contrast to the standard collections on David Hume.