Hume in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern audiobook

Hume in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
Read by Robert Whitfield

Blackstone Publishing

The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786185306

  • ISBN: 9780786185313

Runtime: 1.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Hume reduced philosophy to ruins: he denied the existence of everything—except our actual perceptions themselves. I alone exist, he argued, and the world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know that the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world, a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.

In Hume in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hume’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Hume’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Hume within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 1.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English