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Hume: Philosophy in an Hour Audiobook

Hume: Philosophy in an Hour

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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Hume in just one hour.

Hume reduced philosophy to ruins, denying the existence of everything except our actual perceptions themselves. The world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world – a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.

This audiobook is an expert account of Hume’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and easy to listen to. Also included are selections from Hume’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Hume in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

©2012 Paul Strathern (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Brian
    8/25/15
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    "Interesting."

    To do Hume in a little over an hour was probably frustrating, what to leave out, put in, and still maintain reader interest.
    Condense, but worth getting. Hume was remarkable both personally and professionally. I'm glad I added this to my library.

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  • Bapir
    7/12/15
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    "Excellent"

    It is a must listen to every student of philosophy.
    Although I enjoyed listening, the conclusion was rather strange; that is, Newton has influenced Hume and then in turn Hume has influenced Adam Smith, and later Kant and Hegel.

    Overall I give it 5 star.

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