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Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy
It is widely believed that Hume often wrote carelessly and contradicted himself, and that no unified, sound philosophy emerges from his writings. Don Garrett demonstrates that such criticisms of HumeExpand
The Cambridge companion to Spinoza
Introduction Don Garrett 1. Spinoza's life and works W. N. A. Klever 2. Spinoza's metaphysics Jonathan Bennett 3. Spinoza's theory of knowledge Margaret Dauler Wilson 4. Spinoza's natural science andExpand
Owen on Humean Reason
many of the most famous problems that Hume discusses and the positions that he advocates are couched in terms of reason: whether probable reasoning or causal inference is founded on reason,Expand
Reasons to act and believe: naturalism and rational justification in Hume’s philosophical project
Is Hume a naturalist? Does he regard all or nearly all beliefs and actions as rationally unjustified? In order to settle these questions, it is necessary to examine their key terms (‘naturalism’ andExpand
Hume’s naturalistic theory of representation
  • Don Garrett
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 19 September 2006
This paper argues that Hume is also a naturalist about intentionality and representation in the course of answering four questions about his theory of mental representation, and adopts a view according to which things represent. Expand
Ideas, Reason, and Skepticism: Replies to my Critics
Ideas Wilson raises two main questions about Hume's theory of abstract or general ideas. According to that theory, an abstract idea is a determinate idea of an exemplar, associated with a generalExpand