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Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium: Hume's Pathology of Philosophy

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The Scottish philosopher David Hume is commonly understood as the original proponent of the "end of philosophy." In this powerful new study, Donald Livingston completely revises our understanding of Hume's thought through his investigation of Hume's distinction between "true" and "false" philosophy. For Hume, false philosophy leads either to melancholy over the groundlessn ...more
Paperback, 454 pages
Published June 22nd 1998 by University of Chicago Press
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Donald Livingston is a professor emeritus of philosophy at Emory University. He has published two books on the British philosopher David Hume and has been described as “the greatest Hume scholar of the twentieth century.” He worked with other academics to form the Abbeville Institute, an organization in higher education dedicated to scholarly study of Southern tradition.
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