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Introduction

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608591
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729621 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine and discuss views and attitudes held by different philosophers at different times. The aim throughout is to make progress on the problems those philosophers were concerned with. Seven of the chapters are about Hume or about movements of thought in which he played a significant part. Three others are about thinkers who set certain tasks for philosophy before Hume put pen to paper. The remaining seven or eight consider the views of philosophers of the 20th and 21st centuries. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: philosophy; philosophers; Hume; views

Chapter.  3911 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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