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Socrates Meets Hume: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Modern Skepticism
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Socrates Meets Hume: The Father of Philosophy Meets the Father of Modern Skepticism

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Ignatius 2010

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Overview

Peter Kreeft calls Hume the “most formidable, serious, difficult-to-refute skeptic in the history of human thought.” In Socrates Meets Hume, Kreeft challenges Hume’s ideas via a Socratic examination of human understanding in relation to Hume’s skepticism. Kreeft invites you to take part in the process of refuting Hume’s skeptical arguments, with the aid of Socrates. Based on a fictional dialogue between Socrates and Hume that takes place in the afterlife, this profound and witty book makes an entertaining and informative exploration of modern philosophy.

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Key Features

  • Challenges Hume’s ideas via a Socratic examination of human understanding in relation to Hume’s skepticism
  • Invites readers to take part in the process of refuting Hume’s skeptical arguments
  • Presents a ficitional dialogue between Socrates and Hume that takes place in the afterlife

Contents

  • Hume Introduced
  • The Point of Departure
  • Hume’s Relation to Locke
  • Hume’s Premise: The Origin of All Ideas
  • The Division of All Objects of Reason (Things Knowable) into “Relations of Ideas” and “Matters of Fact”
  • The Critique of Causality
  • The Mysterious Idea of Causal Connection
  • Hume’s Explanation of Causal Reasoning by Custom or Habit
  • Hume’s Emotive Morality
  • Hume’s Critique of Miracles
  • Hume’s Critiques of Christianity
  • Hume’s Denial of the Self
  • Hume’s Skepticism

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About Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C. S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.