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2016.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Don Garrett, Hume, Routledge, 2015, 360pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415283342. Reviewed by Deborah Boyle, College of
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2016.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Don Garrett, Hume, Routledge, 2015, 360pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415283342. Reviewed by Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston This is an excellent book. Garrett provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to Hume's thought that should be accessible to newcomers to Hume, including upper-level undergraduates. It is not especially ground-breaking; much of the book is based on work Garrett has published in papers over the past two decades and in his 1997 book, Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy. Nonetheless, even those already familiar with his work will find it illuminating to see how interpretations that were previously published separately fit into his unified interpretation of Hume's thought. The book contains ten chapters that focus on the main themes of the Treatise, the two Enquiries, and the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. There is a very brief discussion of The Natural History. . .

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