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The Cambridge Companion to Hume's Treatise
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1. Hume's early biography and A Treatise of Human Nature Annemarie Butler; 2. From impressions to justice and the virtues: the structure of Hume's Treatise Amelie Oksenberg Rorty; 3. The ideas of space and time and spatial and temporal ideas in Treatise 1.2 Lorne Falkenstein; 4. Hume's theory of causation: inference, judgment, and the causal sense Don Garrett; 5. Scepticism with regard to reason David Owen; 6. Hume on scepticism and the senses Kenneth P. Winkler; 7. The problem of believing in yourself: Hume's doubts about personal identity Annemarie Butler; 8. Sympathy, self, and others Jacqueline Taylor; 9. The indirect passions, myself, and others Terence Penelhum; 10. 'Hume's lengthy digression': free will in the Treatise Paul Russell; 11. Hume on reason and passion Nicholas L. Sturgeon; 12. Hume and moral motivation Donald C. Ainslie; 13. Hume's justice Tito Magri; 14. What's so 'natural' about Hume's natural virtues? Kate Abramson.

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This Companion evaluates Hume's philosophical arguments in A Treatise of Human Nature and considers their historical context, particularly within British empiricism.

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Donald C. Ainslie is the Principal of University College and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He has published articles in numerous journals, including Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Hume Studies and Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. Annemarie Butler is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University and book review editor for Hume Studies. Her articles have appeared in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, the Journal of Scottish Philosophy, Hume Studies and Dialogue.

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'This eagerly awaited volume is excellent and an indispensable aid to scholar and student alike in the study of Hume's Treatise.' Eric Schliesser, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
'This volume offers a fresh look at Hume's endlessly engaging Treatise of Human Nature by some of today's best scholars. Noteworthy for its selective coverage of the entire book, and for its clarity and accessibility, the volume will appeal to scholars and students alike.' Alison Simmons, Harvard University, Massachusetts
'Ainslie and Butler have assembled a superb collection of articles on Hume's masterwork, written by top scholars in the field and, taken together, covering all of the major topics that Hume addressed in his work. The resulting volume is both an essential reference work for students and a major contribution to Hume studies.' Edwin McCann, University of Southern California
"This eagerly awaited volume is excellent and an indispensable aid to scholar and student alike in the study of Hume's Treatise." Eric Schliesser, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
"This volume offers a fresh look at Hume's endlessly engaging Treatise of Human Nature by some of today's best scholars. Noteworthy for its selective coverage of the entire book, and for its clarity and accessibility, the volume will appeal to scholars and students alike." Alison Simmons, Harvard University, Massachusetts
"Ainslie and Butler have assembled a superb collection of articles on Hume's masterwork, written by top scholars in the field and, taken together, covering all of the major topics that Hume addressed in his work. The resulting volume is both an essential reference work for students and a major contribution to Hume studies." Edwin McCann, University of Southern California

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