Philosophy 290-4

Fall 2003

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-4 Hume’s Naturalism Broughton TBA TBA

We will explore questions about Hume’s “naturalism” in several senses of that flexible term. These may include his anti-supernaturalism, his attitudes toward the assumption that sense perception acquaints us with bodies, the limits of his readiness to question the practice of causal inference, the explanatory character of a “science of man,” and the nature of his endorsement of inquiries into human nature. Our main text will be Book One of the Treatise. We will also read articles and book-chapters by Edward Craig, Louis Loeb, Don Garrett, P. F. Strawson, and others.