The article tries to capture the style of Hume's scepticism and to offer hints on its nature as a process. Hume wrote that "If truth be at all within the reach of human capacity, 'tis certain it must lie very deep and abstruse", and that "Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it". The article considers these expressions of scepticism, their sources and their double-edged structure throughout Hume's works, and shows that philosophical scepticism, insofar as it is an abstruse philosophy, can only be intermittent.

In and out of the well: flux and reflux of scepticism and nature, 2007.

In and out of the well: flux and reflux of scepticism and nature

Mazza, Emilio;
2007

Abstract

The article tries to capture the style of Hume's scepticism and to offer hints on its nature as a process. Hume wrote that "If truth be at all within the reach of human capacity, 'tis certain it must lie very deep and abstruse", and that "Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it". The article considers these expressions of scepticism, their sources and their double-edged structure throughout Hume's works, and shows that philosophical scepticism, insofar as it is an abstruse philosophy, can only be intermittent.
Inglese
Mazza, Emilio; Ronchetti, Emanuele
New essays on David Hume
65
101
130
30
978-88-464-8336-2
Italy
Milano
esperti anonimi
internazionale
A stampa
Settore M-FIL/06 - Storia della Filosofia
Il volume, pubblicato nella serie dell’Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno (CNR), nasce come numero speciale internazionale della “Rivista di storia della filosofia”, ed è recensito su “Hume Studies”, N 2007. 33(2), 348-351; “Journal of Scottish Philosophy”, Spr 2008. 6(2), 203-208; “Journal of the History of Philosophy”, Jl 2009. 47(3), 473-474; “British Journal for the History of Philosophy”, Ap 2009. 17(2), 435-440
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