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dc.contributor.authorDow, Sheilaen_UK
dc.contributor.editorPorta, PLen_UK
dc.contributor.editorScazzieri, Ren_UK
dc.contributor.editorSkinner, ASen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to consider an alternative to the logical positivist interpretation of Hume. A non-rationalist interpretation of the Scottish Enlightenment, is discussed as the context for Hume’s thought, putting the focus on his theory of human nature as the basis for science. By emphasising the limitations both of reason and of observation for understanding reality, Hume showed how science could draw on other human faculties to provide a basis for action. Smith’s adaptation of Hume’s work in his philosophy of science and in his economics is discussed as further evidence that Hume’s thought can be interpreted as being incompatible with logical positivism.en_UK
dc.publisherEdward Elgaren_UK
dc.relationDow S (2001) Hume: A Re-assessment. In: Porta P, Scazzieri R & Skinner A (eds.) Knowledge, Social Institutions and the Division of Labour. Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 75-92.
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in P L Porta, R Scazzieri, and A S Skinner (eds), Knowledge, Division of Labour and Social Institutions, copyright Edward Elgar Publishing. The original publication is available at: The only uses of this work permitted are private study or research.en_UK
dc.subjectScottish Enlightenmenten_UK
dc.subjectlogical positivismen_UK
dc.titleHume: A Re-assessmenten_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleKnowledge, Social Institutions and the Division of Labouren_UK
dc.citation.isbn978 1 84064 335 0en_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorDow, Sheila|0000-0001-9969-197Xen_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorPorta, PL|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorScazzieri, R|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorSkinner, AS|en_UK
local.rioxx.filename2001 Hume reassessment pre-publication.pdfen_UK
local.rioxx.source978 1 84064 335 0en_UK
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