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A Humean Critique of David Hume's Theory of Knowledge

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A Humean Critique of David Hume's Theory of Knowledge by Jeremy Joyner White
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A Humean Critique of David Hume's Theory of Knowledge provides the first full-length Aristotilian-Thomistic critique of Hume's most mature and familiar work. While giving Hume proper respect and appreciation for his achievement, Jeremy White engages in a thoughtful critique through an approach based in Hume's own method. He successfully uncovers Hume's unconscious indebtedness to his seventeenth century predecessors, including Locke and Bacon, whom he persistently discredited. White's discovery of Hume's assumptions and premises for building his philosophy provide much enlightenment regarding his ideas. The author's intimacy with the processes of Hume's mind and from where he drew his conclusions translates into a tremendous ease and comfort in gaining an understanding of Hume's epistemology and his underlying metaphysical assumptions.

Author Biography

Jeremy Joyner White was Associate Professor of History at University of Lagos, Nigeria. John A. Gueguen is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Illinois State University.
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May 28th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of America
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