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Riddle of Humes Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion Paul    Russell

Riddle of Humes Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Paul Russell

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Although it is widely recognized that David Humes A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) belongs among the greatest works of philosophy, there is little agreement about the correct way to interpret his fundamental intentions. It is an establishedMoreAlthough it is widely recognized that David Humes A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) belongs among the greatest works of philosophy, there is little agreement about the correct way to interpret his fundamental intentions. It is an established orthodoxy among almost all commentators that skepticism and naturalism are the two dominant themes in this work. The difficulty has been, however, that Humes skeptical arguments and commitments appear to undermine and discredit his naturalistic ambition to contribute to the science of man. This schism appears to leave his entire project broken-backed.