Hume and the Contemporary 'Common Sense' Critique of Hume

In Paul Russell (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of David Hume. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 729-51 (2016)
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Abstract

This paper reviews the principal objections that Hume's Scots "common sense" contemporaries had to his account of the understanding. In the absence of any but the most scant evidence of Hume's own reactions to these criticisms, it weighs what he might have said in his own defense.

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Lorne Falkenstein
University of Western Ontario

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